Multilateral Test Bench

This facility was designed for testing the strength of multilateral (MLT) systems, with a particular focus on the compressive strength of multilateral junctions. Six (6) hydraulic cylinders are installed in a custom built steel frame.

Sist oppdatert: 25. jun. 2019
MTB
Photo: NORCE

The MLT test bench can readily be configured to meet the customer`s specific needs. It has been used for side load testing of cable clamps including sizes from 4 1/2" to 10 5/8".

Sand screens have been tested by pulling them over a whipstock installed in a dog leg. The 6 hydraulic cylinders were used to reproduce the dog leg whilst a separate cylinder provided the axial force equivalent to a real well situation.

Technical summary:

Hydraulic capacity: 6 x 30 ton
Cylinder stroke length: 500 mm
Overall length: 10 m