The drilling and reservoir management side of upstream oil & gas exploration and production has relied on downhole sensors to help optimize these downhole operations. As technology has advanced, so has the level of information available to improve real-time decision making.
One example is the recent news release, Downhole Reservoir Network First to Connect Wireless Sandface Data to Upper Completion for Optimized Production. It describes a partnership between Emerson and Metrol on an Intelligent Multistage Completion Network (IMCN) solution. It is:
…an integrated upper and lower completions downhole solution that communicates wirelessly with instruments at the reservoir sandface, the physical interface between the formation and the wellbore.
Emerson’s Geir Aanensen explains:
For many operators, the sandface and lower completion have simply been considered ‘off limits’ for acquiring accurate multi-zone information’ – too much risk, too costly and too complex… With our new wireless interface that enables connection to sandface data and flow control instruments from Metrol, operators will have unrivalled insights into the reservoir’s flow characteristics, access to valuable data and the ability to optimize reservoir production management. Combining Roxar and Metrol technologies will ensure highly efficient well and reservoir management, while providing a life-of-well, permanent hybrid silicon on insulator (HS) gauge installation.
The IMCN solution is ideal for production and inject wells with two-stage completions as well as subsea wells. It enables access to the full range of Metrol downhole instrumentation installed in lower completion zones and nearby adjacent well spaces to provide multiple temperature profiles, pressure and temperature measurements, and operation of flow control devices.
The upper completion contains the permanent reservoir monitoring system. The new Roxar Matrix Downhole Wireless Interface enables connection to Metrol wireless monitoring and control devices in the lower completion. This information provides operators with insights into the reservoir flow profile and characteristics.
Visit the Intelligent Multistage Completion Network section on Emerson.com for more on these downhole tools and how they can improve the performance of drilling and ongoing reservoir management. if you’ll be in Houston, Texas for the May 6-9 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), make sure to stop by the Emerson booth #2261 (sign up for a free exhibit pass) to see this application in action and speak with Emerson E&P experts.
You can also connect and interact with other exploration and production oil & gas industry experts in the Oil & Gas group in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.