Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) has announced the release of the Acoustic Conformance Xaminer® service (ACX), a technology to help operators identify and pinpoint costly wellbore leaks by analysing sound waves that describe flow patterns in the formation and casing.
The service employs an array of hydrophones that measure sound in and around the wellbore. Based on the measurements and analysis, this service has the ability to determine which annulus or completions system is leaking in real time. Unlike other ultrasonic detection technologies, the ACX service stores high-definition data internally, which can be downloaded at surface and sent to the Halliburton Formation and Reservoir Solutions (FRS) group for advanced processing.
Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall
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