Coiled Tubing Pressure Control Equipment
Definition - What does Coiled Tubing Pressure Control Equipment mean?
Coiled Tubing Pressure Control Equipment is a set of various tools which are used to mitigate the tremendous amount of pressure that is developed in an oil well due to high vibrations caused by fluids, back pressure or kicks. Coiled tubing equipment is also used for well workover and intervention processes, and to disperse fluids to specific locations in the well.
Petropedia explains Coiled Tubing Pressure Control Equipment
Coiled tubing is usually a long metallic pipe spooled on a reel for well workover and intervention processes. There are various tools which form part of the coiled tubing pressure control equipment, the main ones include:
- Blowout Preventers (BOP's) - The primary purpose of blowout preventers (BOP) is to control the pressure created inside the wellbore because of sudden pressure surge or back pressure kick and avoid well blowouts.
- Stripper Packers - The purpose of these packers is to make a protective shield around the coiled tubing when it is stripped in and out of the wellbore.
- Wellhead Adapters - These adapters provide a direct connection between the wellhead and the surface pressure equipment.