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  • Ensure reliable operation through a simple design
  • Ensure absolute sealing for annulus gas with ultra-strong closure mechanism

  • Venting for submersible pump completions
  • Injecting for gas injection completions



Effectively control the volume of gas entering your well annulus with the VR™ annular vent valve from Baker Hughes. This proven solution minimizes free gas exposure to your electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems—improving pump uptime while optimizing production flow.

This annulus control safety valve attaches directly to the top of your twin-seal submersible pump packer to control gas flow across the packer. The VR gas vent valve can also be mounted in a vent port in the packer to reduce the volume of gas.


Ensure reliable annular control with a simple, efficient design.

The VR vent safety valve is normally closed, but is effectively opened by applying control line pressure. Any loss of control line pressure results in a fail-safe closure to stop annular flow.

The valve’s optional recirculation feature allows circulation of fluid from the tubing to annulus. Upon loss of control line pressure, this feature allows pumped fluid to be re-circulated from tubing to annulus below the packer.

Whether your applications call for venting for submersible pump completions or injecting for gas injection completions, the VR valve gives you safe, reliable annular control.

Contact us to learn how the AGV ESP annular vent valve can safely control gas flow to protect your ESP systems.

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