New technology combines logging and mechanical solutions for rig time savings
Well typeOil producer
InnovationWireless platform 218
Third party toolMulti-fingered caliper
Welltec®, selected as the tractor supplier, proposed an effective solution whereby the MFC and plug setting could be combined in a single run for increased efficiency.
Results and value creation
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.
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.
The Well Tractor was regarded as a revolution in the industry when it was introduced in the 1990’s. It enables operators to extend the reach of traditional e-line deployment into highly deviated and horizontal wells.