GE’s real-time Directive system increases reliability with stable sensor package

Posted on 13 May 2014

YouTube Preview Image

GE Oil & Gas recently launched its Directive system, which was showcased on the exhibit floor at the 2014 OTC last week. It features a sensor package that is at least four times more stable, meaning time between calibration is at least four times longer, Mazhar Mahmood, MWD/LWD Product Line Leader for GE Oil & Gas, said in this exclusive interview with DC. The system monitors shock and vibration in real time and is rated to an operating temperature of 175°C. With real-time monitoring, operators are able to take corrective action, thus mitigating risks of nonproductive time.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 22 December 2014

    BP and SOCAR to explore shallow water Absheron Peninsula

    BP and SOCAR signed signed a new production sharing agreement (PSA) to jointly explore for and develop potential prospects in the shallow water area around the Absheron Peninsula...

  • 17 December 2014

    Saudi Aramco: Four factors for a sustainable drilling business

    Despite the modest growth in demand and drop in oil prices today, the long-term outlook for industry is healthy. “Our industry will need to add around 40 million bbl per day for new capacity...

  • 16 December 2014

    Ensco development program produces driller in 3 years

    Ensco’s Accelerated Development Program (ADP) takes a “green” individual and, within a three-year period, trains them to become a driller. In response to personnel shortages in various areas, including drilling...

  • 16 December 2014

    Saudi Aramco: ‘Industry cannot afford to lose talent when the economy is down’

    Industry is facing a human resources challenge in two areas: the ageing workforce and the shortage of skills, Mohammed Al Sellemi...

  • 16 December 2014

    Nanotechnology has potential to improve tool performance in extreme environments

    In terms of temperature stability and corrosion, tools have limitations, especially in extremely challenging drilling environments. Jothibasu Ramasamy...

  • Read more news