Radoil announces that their MUX and Hotline Reels were used on Maersk Venturer ultra-deepwater drillship offshore Uruguay in water depths of 3,400 meters (11,156 ft). The previous record for world’s deepest well by water depth was held by Transocean’s drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1, off the coast of India in water depths of 3,174 m (10,411 ft), also utilizing Radoil reels. MUX and Hotline Reels are installed on the rig near the rig’s moon-pool. MUX Reels store and deploy electric and fiber optic cables and Hotline Reels store and deploy hydraulic hoses. The electric/fiber optic cables and hydraulic hoses communicate and operate the Blowout Preventer (BOP) System positioned on the ocean floor during deepwater drilling.
Maersk Venturer: Photo credit: Maersk Drilling
Radoil’s Umbilical reels (BOP Control, IWOCS, Chemical Injection, Workover) offer at least six (6) patented and patent pending features that Lower Operating Costs and Improve Safety. In addition, Radoil’s patented Depth Compensated Accumulators use the pressure of the ocean’s water column to boost the hydraulic pressure, thereby allowing fewer number of accumulator bottles mounted in the BOP and subsea systems requiring local hydraulic pressure. In some cases, the number of accumulator bottles can be reduced by over 90%.
Radoil is an ISO 9001:2008 certified engineering, design and manufacturing company located on the NW side of Houston, TX. Radoil provides a variety of products that are used in deepwater drilling activities around the world and we are currently expanding our product lines into the completion and production processes.