Baker Hughes’ deepwater safety valve meets new performance specifications

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Baker Hughes has made the commercial release of its DeepShield deepwater safety valve. The valve is designed to close even in the presence of debris if well control is lost, and is V1 validated to operate as defined in API Spec 14A.

The DeepShield valve features a patented, redundant operating system that enables the valve to function at extreme depths and pressures. The DeepShield valve can be held open at lower pressures, reducing infrastructure costs required to maintain higher wellbore pressures during operations, said Baker Hughes.

“Baker Hughes is the first company to meet the new V1 validation, which marks a new standard for safety and reliability in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Zac Crouch, vice president, Completions and Wellbore Intervention.


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