Aberdeen-based Tendeka has launched a ‘game-changing’ new technology.
The PulseEight system is billed as the “latest advance in wireless intelligent completion technology”.
It uses unique pressure pulse telemetry to channel wireless communication between a well’s downhole monitoring and control system and the wellhead.
Previously, Tendeka installed several wireless sensors needed to be installed from the wellbore to the wellhead.
This relayed critical reservoir pressure and temperature data which the client used for depletion monitoring and for the planning of an infill drilling campaign.
To allow for greater control, Tendeka embarked on a project to prove two-way communication via a PulseEight Interval Control Valve (ICV).
The device was required to send pressure and temperature measurements to the surface while pressure pulses were sent down the well to communicate with the ICV.
The technology simplifies operations by removing the need for traditional hydraulic or electric control lines.
Downhole connections are eliminated and therefore overall system costs are significantly reduced.
The device can either be fitted during the completion phase, or retrofitted into existing wells in order to maximise production.
Gary Smart, chief executive officer of Tendeka said: “Our focus on R&D allows us to develop game-changing technologies like PulseEight.
“This is the first step towards a truly intelligent completion, providing enhanced production optimisation, improved field management and additional value for our clients.”