ABERDEEN, United Kingdom — Churchill Drilling Tools has launched the HyPR (Hydraulic Pipe Recovery) system for the rapid and cost-effective recovery of stuck pipe.
Stuck pipe situations cost operators hundreds of millions of dollars a year in wait times. The HyPR tool, developed by the Houston and Aberdeen-located company, can cut that cost significantly by enabling operators to get back on track much more quickly.
HyPR, the world’s first hydraulic pipe recovery tool, was premiered at the Deepwater Operations Exhibition in Galveston in November 2014. It was developed following extensive collaboration between Churchill Drilling Tools, deepwater and Gulf of Mexico drilling teams since 2013.
When drilling challenging wells, stuck pipe situations can be a costly interruption, incurring mobilization wait times and uncertain recovery attempts and delays.
The HyPR tool offers the simplest method to recover the drill pipe rapidly and to begin side-tracking right away. It also delivers a clean cut for operators wanting to maximize BHA recovery options.