Rolls-Royce introduces EPA Tier 4 mtu Electric Drilling Package at Offshore Technology Conference
Posted on April 30, 2018
Rolls-Royce is using augmented reality (AR) to launch its new Tier 4 mtu Electric Drilling Package on Booth 3460 at the Offshore Technology Conference taking place at NRG Park from April 30 – May 3, 2018.
- New package requires no aftertreatment to meet EPA Tier 4 emissions; features compact profile to ship in high-cube container without disassembly
- Base engine in Electric Drilling Package (EDP) is same Series 4000 T95 used for pressure pumping
- Highest power output in its class
Houston, Texas – Rolls-Royce is using augmented reality (AR) to launch its new Tier 4 mtu Electric Drilling Package on Booth 3460 at the Offshore Technology Conference taking place at NRG Park from April 30 – May 3, 2018. The new EDP uses the same base engine – the Series 4000 T95 – as is used in pressure pumping operations, giving drilling contractors the ability to stock one set of spare parts to service both applications. On the booth, visitors will have the opportunity to touch and feel the actual engine and interact with augmented reality to see how it fits as part of the EDP.
“The AR display combines the best of both worlds, by highlighting how the engine is at the heart of the system,” said Scott Woodruff, global sales director for mtu oil and gas applications. “The work our engineers have done to build in many customer benefits in this new EDP is cutting-edge, so we wanted to have a cutting-edge way to show that to the public.”
The new EDP features a compact profile that allows it to ship without disassembly in a 40 ft. high top open cube container. Its rugged baseframe has been designed for dragging, tailboarding and crane lifts – all part of the daily rigors of the oilfield. The new EDP has the highest power output in its class, allowing operators to get more power from fewer units. It also has a 55°C limiting ambient temperature, enabling it to reliably perform in extreme operational environments. The cooling system has been redesigned to feature vertical heat discharge and variable speed fans to reduce noise and heat exposure for operating personnel.
“The redesign of the EDP was based on end-user feedback so it is more maintenance-friendly and has a more robust cooling package to improve reliability,” said Woodruff. “With all the benefits of this new EDP, operators can expect to see not only gains in efficiency but in overall life-cycle costs as well.”
Expected start of delivery for the new mtu Electric Drilling Package is Q1 2019.