Atlas Copco—Serving the Oil and Gas IndustryAugust 29th, 2013 | Posted by in gray-four | Latest News | Oil and gas
Atlas Copco focused on its overall offerings to the oil and gas industry during the Offshore Technology Conference May 6 to May 9 in Houston.
Attendance at the conference reached a 30-year high of 104,800. The exhibition was the largest in show history at 652,185 square feet of show space featuring 2,728 companies from 40 countries.
The Atlas Copco booth included a display of the Atlas Copco Predator Drilling System, a more cost-efficient and safer way to set up holes or to reach total depth to 7,870 feet (2,400 m). The Predator is a three-part system consisting of a mobile hydraulic top drive rig, a substructure and a pipe handling skate.
The Predator’s hookload capacity of 200,000 pounds (90,910 kg) gives it the strength and capacity to drill vertical, directional and horizontal wells in today’s oil, CBM and natural gas basins. It reduces non-drilling time and cost, improves performance and energy efficiency and greatly enhances worksite and operational safety.
Much less time is spent mobilizing, rigging up and handling pipe than in traditional rigs. Performance and safety go hand in hand with the new Predator innovations. For instance, a hydraulic floor crane eliminates heavy manual lifting and removes the person from physical proximity to heavy equipment associated with greatest injury potential. The Predator’s single 950 hp (708 kW) engine powers both carrier and drilling rig.
Other Atlas Copco products featured at the booth included
►Rig safe and Zone 2 compressors and steam boilers as well as high pressure compressors, boosters and nitrogen generators for offshore fleets from Atlas Copco Rental.
►iACCESS (intelligent Atlas Copco Equipment Satellite System) module. This allows service teams to communicate and exchange information for faster response time and proactive service interventions.
►The new XAS 375 Zone 2 compressor. This is designed to meet Zone 2 regulations for the offshore industry. Atlas Copco also announced that the XATS 1600 Zone 2 compressor will be available this summer.
►Atlas Copco Secoroc Matrix Body and Steel Body PDC bits.
►Secoroc EDGE drill monitoring system allows drillers to see the bottom of the hole while drilling.
►Secoroc QL series hammers, Jet Sub and Hydrocyclone