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Step Offshore, Aker Solutions’ wholly owned subsidiary, has delivered a drilling fluid and well control system to Rolls-Royce Marine for use on the Yme field in the North Sea.

The Aker Solutions unit rapidly delivered an ultra-compact skid-mounted system for drilling fluid circulation and well control to the customer.

The system is designed for a light work-over unit to the Talisman Energy-led Yme oil field project in the North Sea.

It is said to offer easy transportation to and from the well-head platform, with instant hook-up to the work-over unit for well intervention operations in already drilled and completed wells.

The system includes trip tanks, pumps, remote-controlled valves, a standpipe manifold, a choke-and-kill manifold, an HPU, instrumentation and a control system.

The Aker Solutions system continuously monitors the drilling fluid volume in the well by the dual trip tank system while tripping in and out of the hole.

It also routes drilling fluid from seawater pumps or a water injection system to the standpipe (hole), trip tank system or choke-and-kill manifold.

In addition, the system carries out choke-and-kill operations.

The control of the trip tank system is performed from the driller’s control desk, while the chokes are controlled from a standalone choke control panel in the driller’s cabin.

The choke control panel utilises a 19in touch screen, offering straightforward control of the choking process.

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