Weatherford Win Safety Valve Contract from Petrobras

16 October 2019

Weatherford, a multinational oilfield services company, has won its largest-ever contract for deep-set safety valves from Brazilian oil and gas major Petrobras.

The safety valve protects against catastrophic loss of well control by providing failsafe closures at pressures of up to 10,000 psi, and are rated for setting depths down to 12,000ft. The valve is controlled by a primary hydraulic control line; application of control line pressure keeps the valve in an open position. When pressure is bled off, the valve closes to protect property, personnel and the environment, according to Weatherford.

Weatherford is to deliver 24 Optimax™ deep-set safety valves over the next four years.

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