Oil service firm Tendeka will invest fresh funds in more tests for its wireless completions technology.
Funding secured from the Oil and Gas Technology Centre will help Tendeka install a PulseEight downhole device and a new surface system with Austria’s OMV Group.
The device channels wireless communication between a well’s downhole monitoring and control system and the wellhead.
The surface system provides real-time reservoir data.
Tendeka chief executive Brad Baker said: “The future of our industry will in part rely on innovation that allows for more recovery per dollar spent.
“It is often the oilfield service sector that provides this innovation.
“Smaller advanced technologically focused companies like Tendeka are not burdened by mandated cycle times and large commodity portfolios to keep busy and can innovate quicker and more efficaciously.
“We appreciate the funding from the technology centre to help make this innovative idea a reality.”