Increased surveillance efficiency whilst reducing slickline unit time for BHP measurement

In Brief
Expro increase surveillance efficiency whilst reducing slickline unit time for BHP measurement during a trial in the Gulf of Thailand
Product Line
Well Intervention
Region
Asia, Middle East And North Africa
Objectives
  • Traditionally, slickline is deployed to perform bottomhole pressure (BHP0 surveys, however an operator in the Gulf of Thailand wanted to increase the efficiency for production-enhancing well intervention with slickline units, and still be able to gather BHP data using an alternative means
  • Expro was approached to produce an echometer survey to assist in BHP measurements
Expro Excellence
  • Expro's echometer survey was conducted over two campaigns
  • Compared to slickline BHP methods, data analysis indicated the echometer surveys were repeatable, and not significantly different from the traditional methods, therefore the operator recommended continuing to use the echometer to assist in BHP measurements
Value to client
  • An alterative means of measuring BHP was successful, without deploying slickline and running pressure gauges - not only saving time, but also allowing the slickline unit to be utilised for alternative production-enhancing operations
  • Increased efficiency of the intervention and surveillance program
  • Slickline units can now be used for alternative operations
  • Identification of well conditions on no flow wells and improved decision making
Contact

For further information, please contact wellintervention@exprogroup.com