Archer launches next generation downhole imaging and measurement services

Source: Archer

Archer has launched a new generation of ultrasound imaging and measurement services, which apply ground-breaking ultrasonic techniques – such as phased-array beam-forming – to enable true spatial understanding of the downhole environment.

Archer, the global oilfield services company, has launched a new generation of ultrasound imaging and measurement services, which apply ground-breaking ultrasonic techniques – such as phased-array beam-forming – to enable true spatial understanding of the downhole environment.
 
The launch introduces SPACE® Vernier, a service designed to maximise well life by measuring the internal and external dimensions of the entire wellbore to generate statistical analysis of localised damage and systemic corrosion. The technology features a unique no contact design, which eliminates the risk of damage to the well tubing.

Archer has launched a new generation of ultrasound imaging and measurement services, which apply ground-breaking ultrasonic techniques – such as phased-array beam-forming – to enable true spatial understanding of the downhole environment.

SPACE® Vernier
 

As part of the launch Archer has released a rebrand and technical upgrade of its original SPACE® technology. SPACE® Focus (formerly Forward Viewer) can now operate in temperatures of up to 135°C and pressures of up to 7,250 psi. SPACE® Panorama (formerly Azimuthal Viewer) is now suitable for 150°C and 15,000 psi environments and is also available in a 2 1/8” size, making it suitable for a wider range of downhole applications.
 
The SPACE® range also features a new proprietary, adaptive high-speed telemetry system which, combined with industry-leading digital processing, sets new standards in downhole 3D image quality. The developments will enable operators to more accurately visualise specific well components to identify and measure damage, and therefore make better-informed decisions relating to well maintenance and operations.

Jan Vader, Vice President of Archer Wireline, says: “Archer has invested heavily in the continued development of its SPACE® product line and we’re excited to bring the results to market. The new high-speed telemetry and increased temperature rating of the SPACE® range, coupled with the reduced tool size, have significantly enhanced the operating envelope of the service making it suitable for an even wider range of applications.
 
“The SPACE® product line has an excellent track record with more than 50 successful projects completed to date. We’re looking forward to rolling out the next generation of technology to a range of new customers.”



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