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Wireless communication technology between surface and downhole can save up to £4m per year

The OGTC supported Tendeka to undertake a field trial of their PulseEight technology, onshore in a gas storage well.

PulseEight is a wireless, intelligent completion technology, capable of bi-directional communication between the surface and downhole. It uses a unique pressure pulse telemetry suitable for multi-phase fluid environments, to allow wireless communication between the wellhead and downhole. Because this eliminates control lines, it is easy to install and therefore a cost-effective solution.

Industry Value

Using this technology allows operators to extend the life of existing assets, as well as developing new fields more effectively, reducing the need for intrusive well intervention work.

It reduces the need for at least one wireline intervention per year on a well. For every 25 wells the system is deployed on, the industry would save around £4 million per annum.

Technology Organisation

Tendeka

Advanced Completions and Production Optimisation for our Clients' Reservoirs From simple to complex well designs, Tendeka's extensive track record to overcome production challenges in the most demanding operating environments ensures measurable results for our clients.

http://www.tendeka.com

ProjectTendeka - PulseEight - Onshore PulseEight trial

Challenge

Wells

Vision

Maximise Recovery

Entry TRL

5

Field Trial

Completed

Technology

PulseEight - wireless telemetry

Type

Adapt

Achieved TRL

6

Technology Organisation

Tendeka

Advanced Completions and Production Optimisation for our Clients' Reservoirs From simple to complex well designs, Tendeka's extensive track record to overcome production challenges in the most demanding operating environments ensures measurable results for our clients.

http://www.tendeka.com

Key Results

Various options were undertaken to test the downhole device and prove the surface decoding system. The two week trial was a success, proving the capability to communicate downhole data to surface, and the functionality of controlling remotely.

Lessons Learned

The PulseEight was capable of robust, bi-directional communication between the surface and downhole. Additional offshore field trials will therefore be conducted to further develop and prove the technology.

Malcolm Banks, Wells Solution Centre Manager at the OGTC said: "It's great to see it being deployed in a live North Sea well. If it proves successful, it could pave the way for wider adoption of technology that has the potential to change the way we manage wells. This will improve productivity and save the industry millions of pounds."

Next Steps

Further field trials.