Archer, a global oil services company and well integrity specialist, has launched the Point® system, a powerful well integrity resource that combines Archer’s proactive and systematic approach to integrity management, with its unrivalled experience in over 4000 integrity-related deployments worldwide.
Deployed proactively and systematically at the surface and downhole, the Point system offers a new approach to well integrity. The system leverages Archer’s deep understanding of integrity dynamics – what Archer defines as the behaviour of the well system in response to its integrity – to unravel, decipher and describe what is happening in the well and locate integrity failures. Much of the technology is field-proven with different elements of the Point system having been used in over 2000 successful deployments worldwide but never as one complete, proactive system with integrity dynamics at the core.
The Point system combines the right integrity measurements, expert assessment and analysis to evaluate barrier performance and identify the precise location of leaks and flowpaths without pulling the completion string. Underpinned by the Point system’s powerful integrity diagnostics and proprietary ultrasound technology, oil and gas operators can look forward to:
Ken Feather, Vice President, Marketing and Sales Wireline at Archer said:
“The industry is at a tipping point. When it comes to maximising well performance, we need to look beyond a focus on reservoir and production dynamics and embrace a third equally crucial pillar – integrity dynamics. Understanding this is key to managing wells safely and profitably.”
“Our Point system provides the most complete insight into integrity dynamics available in the industry today, enabling operators to locate barrier leaks and flowpaths throughout the well system efficiently, accurately and comprehensively. This means better decisions on remediation more quickly, improved well profitability, and most important of all – reduced integrity risk.”
The Point system consists of seven powerful diagnostic programmes underpinned by Archer’s proprietary ultrasound technology that enables a proactive and systematic approach to integrity management. The programmes are designed to investigate or locate a range of failure types from the surface or downhole, providing operators with greater flexibility and helping to minimise required resources and cost. The programmes are based on:
In the frequency range beyond the level of human hearing – can be generated by the turbulent flow of fluids through leaks and flowpaths in wells and can also pass through fluids, steel and cement, allowing for detection behind tubing and casing. The Point system’s sensitive ultrasound receivers, advanced digital signal processing, high-precision temperature sensors, proprietary detection algorithms and flow modelling engine enables operators to reveal the exact location of barrier failures throughout the well system with great clarity.
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Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall
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