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ComTrac® system in operation


The ComTrac® system is performing field trials after extensive test well runs, with one package currently onshore in the Middle East, and one package operated by Archer offshore in the North Sea, with several runs completed and further operations planned.

A ComTrac® system package comprises a reel of a spoolable 12 mm diameter semi-stiff carbon composite rod with internal electrical conductors (up to 10 km in length), a control/spooling unit, and an injector unit and head that push or pull the rod into or out of a well and provide well pressure control.

The ComTrac® system has several advantages over common intervention methods due to its unique features that include the low friction factor, the high tensile strength, and the capability of power and signal communication with downhole strings of the composite rod, coupled with the ability to enter pressured wells and the flexible constant-tension surface rig-up of the deployment system. These features mean that the ComTrac® system can provide logging, perforating, electro-mechanical intervention, and standard mechanical interventions in well depths and well conditions that other current rigless conveyance methods cannot. The surface deployment equipment features also remove the need for line-of-sight or sheave wheel rig ups and place the maximum tension point within the injector system, both enhancing operational safety. Finally, the design and specifications of the ComTrac® system and components allow operation in offshore or onshore environments worldwide.

C6 Technologies AS is a joint venture between IKM and Archer.

For further information, please contact:
Hans Kristian Hegland
CEO C6 Technologies AS
M +47 913 40 812