Weatherford Oil Tools orders more than 100 valves to upgrade the field.

(June 5, 2014)—Weatherford Oil Tools Middle East Ltd. has chosen Metso's valve technologies for an oil production upgrade project in the region.

Metso's delivery for this project will include more than 100 Neles globe control valves, emergency shutdown valves, on-off ball valves and Mapag butterfly valves. Most of the control valves will be equipped with intelligent valve controllers, which ensure long-term reliability, reduce process variability and improve process efficiency. The delivery also includes intelligent safety solenoids to be used on emergency shutdown valves for partial stroke testing and diagnostics targeting improved process safety and uptime.

Metso's deliveries will be completed during the second quarter of 2014. Metso received these orders during 2013 and 2014. The values of these orders are not disclosed. The valve technology centers and production facilities are located in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil. The company has 55 automation service hubs and 35 valve service centers around the world.

Weatherford Oil Tools Middle East Ltd. provides project management services for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning processes on a turnkey basis for the project in question. Headquartered in Switzerland, the company is an oil field service and equipment company operating in more than 100 countries and employing more than 58,000 people.

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Its 30,000 professionals based in more than 50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide.