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Completing the Well

Fracturing innovations target improved equipment durability, optimized proppant placement

PackersPlus’ TREX QuickPORT IV sleeve has been deployed in the Permian Basin to address wireline and coiled-tubing issues in plug-and-perf in well laterals over 20,000 ft.

The oil and gas industry’s goals of reducing nonproductive time (NPT) and increasing production of unconventional resources are driving the evolution of hydraulic fracturing technologies. Especially as operators start to hit the natural physical limits of unconventional production, the need to optimize the fracking process has grown stronger, James West, Senior Managing Director for Oil Services, Equipment and Drilling with EvercoreISI, said. The optimization process differs by play, but overall, companies are looking for better well and fracture placement, as well as different sizing and staging of frac clusters...

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New acoustic listening platform equipped with full-spectrum sensors

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Acoustic technology has been used in the oil and gas industry to detect leaks and evaluate cement bonding for years. However, the sensitivity of these technologies has been limited, so low-energy leaks weren’t always detected. At the 2018 SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference, Archer launched the VIVID acoustic listening platform, equipped with sensitive, full-spectrum acoustic sensors. In this video from the conference on 27 March, Peter Kleinbichler, Wireline Vice President of Sales and Marketing, discusses how the platform’s sensors enable it to detect a broad range of frequencies. This ability, he explains, allows the VIVID platform to not only verify the presence of cement but also detect the quality of the cement job. Further, he describes the testing performed on the platform at the International Research Institute at Stavanger...

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New geosteering platform offers high-resolution, real-time measurements

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Most existing geosteering methods require operators to wait for cuttings to return from the bit, or for logging-while-drilling tools placed back from the bit to analyze the cuttings. AnTech has launched RockSense, a high-resolution geosteering system that provides near-instantaneous measurements on conditions at the bit so a directional driller can quickly determine which formation is being drilled...

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Milling service designed to reach total depth in extended laterals with one run

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With traditional milling services, operators often have to make multiple runs to mill out every plug in an extended lateral. Sometimes, the bottomhole assembly cannot reach the lower sections of the well with enough weight-on-bit to remove the deepest plugs. To help operators reach total depth in a single trip in extended lateral wells, Baker Hughes, a GE company, has launched the coiled-tubing-conveyed Versa Drive extended lateral milling service. In this video from 27 March at the 2018 SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference in the Woodlands, Texas, Erik van Steveninck, Global Product Line Manager, Thru-Tubing Intervention, explains how the Versa Drive is able to reach and remove every plug in a single run. He also discusses a recent field trial in the Permian, during which the service was used to mill out 68 plugs in a single run, without chemicals...

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Schlumberger introduces new perforating gun system

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Schlumberger has introduced the Tempo instrumented docking perforating gun system at the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition. This combination of a plug-in gun design with real-time advanced downhole measurements enables and monitors the well’s dynamic underbalance to create clean perforations that boost reservoir productivity...

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