- Reduces costs of umbilicals with low valve operating pressure
- Comes in a small OD design for control line bypass and smaller casing programs in high-pressure applications
- Minimizes debris ingress with piston wear bearing and scraper ring
- Extreme deepwater and HP/HT environments
- Completions requiring a V1 or V1-H validated safety valve
- Deep-set wells
Maintaining safe operating conditions can be challenging in deep-set or deepwater, high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) wells. The REACH™ subsurface safety valve from Baker Hughes provides an answer, with fail-safe operation in a wide range of deep-set completions that require low operating pressures due to control system limitations.
Get assured sealing performance with durable design
REACH safety valves are designed to provide reliable sealing in deep, HP/HT wells. They can be set up to 20,000 ft (6,096 m) below sea level and withstand temperatures up to 400°F (205°C) and pressures up to 20,000 psi (1,379 bar).
REACH safety valves are V1 validated and have undergone the stringent prototype testing per API SPEC 14A, Specification for Subsurface Safety Valve Equipment, Twelfth Edition. Our safety valve specialists have continuously modified the design to accommodate the new V1 validation specifications while progressively exceeding the requirements set forth by API.
REACH valves rely on field-proven, heavy-sprung closure technology to ensure fail-safe-closed operation. Because tubing pressure is isolated from the control system, the valve can open at much lower operating pressures, reducing the cost of umbilicals in some applications.
Lower operating costs in your deeper, high-pressure wells
The valve’s unique activation system requires lower valve operating pressures than previous safety valve designs by eliminating the need to overcome tubing pressure, making the valve ideal for applications with opening pressure limitations including: subsea completions, high-pressure wells, and fields where the rig site and other control facilities may have supply pressure limitations.
REACH valves incorporate several proven features from other safety valve designs, including flapper closure technology, RBT housing thread technology, dynamic seal technology, and debris exclusion geometries—all of which help deliver integrated functionality and dependability.
To ensure long term reliability, the valve is also offered with a reinforced dynamic seal configuration, upgraded dynamic seal materials, internal alignment enhancements, and an enhanced scraper ring to minimize debris. Because the REACH valve does not utilize gas springs, the operating seals and gland do not experience pressure reversals, making them ideal for your critical deepwater HP/HT applications
Discover how Baker Hughes REACH subsurface safety valve can ensure fail-safe performance in your deep-set wells.