Extended reach microseismic deployment

An operator in Alberta approached Welltec® for a reliable conveyance solution to gather microseismic data from adjacent wells in connection with a frac operation. The operator needed to deploy Pinnacle microseismic measuring equipment (MSM) in two wells and chose Welltec based on proven capabilities and Pinnacle’s recommendation.

The Well Tractor® 318 was selected for the operations and a System Integration Test (SIT) was conducted at the shop prior to mobilization to ensure perfect compatibility between the tools.

On location, the toolstrings were run in hole and tractored to TD. The Pinnacle MSM equipment was pulled up hole sequentially to match the stages being frac’d in the adjacent well and then returned to surface upon completion.

For the operator it was key to find a conveyance tool that would enable them to quickly and reliably reach the desired depth for data acquisition and the Well Tractor® proved the best tool for the job.

To learn more about the technology applied please view the Conveyance Solutions brochure or read the full case story Record depth for microseismic acquisition.