VIVID™ Acoustic Listening Platform and Ultra-High Sensitivity Sensors to Play Key Role in Casing and Completion Evaluation, Cement Performance Evaluation and Turbulent Flow Analysis
Archer has launched the VIVID™ acoustic listening platform — a patented, highly sensitive, acoustic technology that detects, investigates and locates leaks in real-time, verifies cement barrier seals and characterizes downhole events with unparalleled precision. The announcement was made at the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition taking place in Houston this week.
The VIVID™ platform consists of full-spectrum acoustic sensors that accurately measure the broadest frequency bandwidth and amplitude of acoustic energy with industry-leading sensitivity and can even locate previously indiscernible low energy leaks. Developed by Archer’s Research and Development team and independently-tested, VIVIDTM will play a key role in casing and completion evaluation, cement performance evaluation and turbulent flow analysis.
“Our VIVID™ acoustic listening platform represents a major turning point in the industry — detecting leaks that were previously undetectable and generating previously unavailable downhole information,” said Peter Kleinbichler, Wireline Vice President Sales & Marketing at Archer.
He continues: “With an increased industry focus on efficiencies, costs and safety, VIVID™ is the right technology for the right time — providing the clearest answers yet on downhole events, improving oil & gas performance, and providing documented evidence that operators are addressing safety and regulatory requirements during both the operational and P&A phases of the well lifecycle.”
Key applications for VIVID™ include:
The testing of VIVID™ took place at IRIS AS (The International Research Institute of Stavanger) in partnership with DrillWell (The Drilling and Well Centre for Improved Recovery). DrillWell’s objective is to improve drilling and well technology and includes AkerBP, ConocoPhillips, Statoil and Wintershall as its’ industrial partners.
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