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Visuray’s downhole X-ray diagnostic service proves successful

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On June 27, Visuray performed the first downhole X-ray diagnostic operation offshore Norway for Statoil. The objective was to image and unambiguously diagnose the status of a downhole safety valve so the operator could plan future workover operations. Visuray’s VR90 X-ray imaging tool acquired multiple downhole measurements and provided valuable information for the client. The results demonstrate the VR90’s unique ability to obtain dimensionally accurate downhole X-ray images in opaque well fluid environments and in offshore operations.

‘To our knowledge, this was the first time an X-ray tool has ever been run in an offshore well. The job went safely and smoothly, and in fulfilling the customer requirement we’ve proven the reliability of the VR90 tool and service,’ says Sergey Feoktistov, Sales Director Europe. ‘As Visuray’s downhole X-ray diagnostic service gains credibility and visibility, we look forward to expanding our operations worldwide and enabling our customers to optimise well interventions and save operating costs.’

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

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