RESULTS AND VALUE CREATION
A new innovation in downhole, wireless tool communication from Welltec® enabled the plug and setting tool to be run below the MFC tool without the requirement for thru-wiring. The tool assembly was conveyed to depth by the Well Tractor® and then the caliper was logged in real time to determine the optimal plug setting depth. The tool was conveyed back down to the required depth where a command was issued using the Welltec® Downhole Wireless Bridge to a non-explosive, electrically activated bridge plug. The setting sequence was initiated and completed successfully. After the plug was set, further real-time caliper logging was acquired providing tubing status and access confirmation for subsequent e-line runs.
This tool combination using the Well Tractor® and the new Welltec® Downhole Wireless Bridge eliminated one complete run, saving approximately 20 hours of rig time and costs. The increased efficiency of this service, including Well Tractor® speeds of nearly 100 feet per minute, provided a reduction in the risk of setting the plug in a scaled area and yielded critical data for optimizing the tubing cutting depth on the next run.