Expro Excellence
PowerChokes®
Expro delivers an innovative, value adding solution in a short time frame
Customer challenges
  • Expro’s PowerChokes® team had installed a pressure relief valve (PRV) on the mud pumps for the Ocean Blackhawk, operating offshore Gulf of Mexico
  • After the customer (Diamond Offshore Drilling Incorporated) modified the PRV console and PRVs began operating erratically, Expro personnel were sent to the rig for troubleshooting and repair 
Expro Excellence
  • None of the PRVs were working as the control console was faulty, despite many hours attempting to repair back to operational status
  • Decision was made to send a new control system to the rig, replace on location to bring the system back and investigate further
  • Addressed Anadarko’s concern regarding timescale by embarking on an innovative solution – Anadarko needed to engage in drilling within 12 hours, otherwise would be subject to $500k/day costs if not operational
  • Expro team assembled a PRV system in- house, completed FAT and packaged for shipment in record time
  • Unique approach undertaken to get the PRV to site – approached local, private aircraft pilot to fly to Houma, Louisiana with shipment, where it was then transferred to helicopter and flown direct to the rig 
Value to client
  • Operational within 14 hour timeframe
  • Avoided costly downtime of $500k/day
  • Innovative approach by Expro team and unrivalled customer service 
Contact

Expro delivers an innovative, value adding solution in a short time frame

In Brief
Expro PowerChokes team provide innovative solution in record time, saving customer time and money in Gulf of Mexico
Product Line
PowerChokes®
Region
North and Latin America
Customer challenges
  • Expro’s PowerChokes® team had installed a pressure relief valve (PRV) on the mud pumps for the Ocean Blackhawk, operating offshore Gulf of Mexico
  • After the customer (Diamond Offshore Drilling Incorporated) modified the PRV console and PRVs began operating erratically, Expro personnel were sent to the rig for troubleshooting and repair 
Expro Excellence
  • None of the PRVs were working as the control console was faulty, despite many hours attempting to repair back to operational status
  • Decision was made to send a new control system to the rig, replace on location to bring the system back and investigate further
  • Addressed Anadarko’s concern regarding timescale by embarking on an innovative solution – Anadarko needed to engage in drilling within 12 hours, otherwise would be subject to $500k/day costs if not operational
  • Expro team assembled a PRV system in- house, completed FAT and packaged for shipment in record time
  • Unique approach undertaken to get the PRV to site – approached local, private aircraft pilot to fly to Houma, Louisiana with shipment, where it was then transferred to helicopter and flown direct to the rig 
Value to client
  • Operational within 14 hour timeframe
  • Avoided costly downtime of $500k/day
  • Innovative approach by Expro team and unrivalled customer service 
Contact

For further information, please contact:

expro.powerchokes@exprogroup.com