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 2018 following an intensive program of field testing conducted globally.

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, VIVID® will play a key role in casing and completion evaluation, cement performance evaluation and turbulent flow analysis.

Key applications for VIVID® include:

  • Casing and completion evaluation with the acoustic technology able to detect leaks while logging dynamically in the presence of road or surface noise; characterize leak responses in gas and liquid, and gas bubble flow; locate gas migration behind casing that was previously below detection thresholds and identify cross flow behind perforations.
  • Cement performance evaluation with VIVID® determining the sealing quality of the cement; evaluating flow in the presence of micro-annuli; and establishing minimum flow levels through a cement barrier.
  • Turbulence mapping where turbulent flow can be mapped in real-time with VIVID®‘s full broadband spectrum and sensitivity supporting production flow characterization and mitigation of completion damage.



Duncan Troup

Global Product Champion
Phone: +47 480 54130