CATEGORIZED | News

Wireless downhole reservoir testing system designed for land operations

Posted on 29 March 2011

Schlumberger has released its new EnACT wireless downhole reservoir testing system for land operations. This downhole testing system allows operators to optimize reservoir tests by detecting changes in bottomhole conditions and adjusting test designs in real time.

Two-way communication between surface and downhole tools permits the control of downhole tools and the transmission of bottomhole pressure and temperature data to the surface. Data streamed from the reservoir to the surface, combined with the surface data, can be transmitted to a company’s operation center and asset team.

“When reservoir testing, the EnACT wireless system simplifies tool operation for safer downhole testing,” said Devan Raj, marketing and technology manager, Schlumberger Testing Services. “Clients can now analyze test data during well flow and make better informed decisions while testing.”

The centerpiece of the downhole wireless system is the hub, which contains four independent quartz gauges that provide redundancy and safeguard data capture. The EnACT system has been designed to use the hub with one or more repeaters to extend depth range.

During field testing, the EnACT system proved successful in a variety of conditions in the Middle East and North Africa and direct wireless data transmission was achieved with the hub deployed as deep as 11,200 ft.

EnACT is a mark of Schlumberger.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Kishore Maheshwari Says:

    This is awesome technology and will help in improving decision making E & P companies asset teams. Especially for new wells in new area. In past slb had same kind of stuff that is called SRO (Surface read out system) but not successful and very expesive.

    Kishore K. Maheshwari

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 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...

  • 16 December 2014

    Colville: WCI provides forum to evaluate practical, economical advances in well control practices

    Major players throughout industry are joining forces under the Well Control Institute (WCI). The mandate of WCI is “to provide the definitive forum...

  • Read more news