Tendeka, the provider of completions systems and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, (30 September 2013) announces the launch of the SigNet Wireless Intelligent Completion solution to help operators maximise output from new and existing wells.
The launch of SigNet enhances the company’s wireless offering with the introduction of an interval control valve (ICV) as well as downhole power generation capability, resulting in extended battery life. SigNet also retains the proven monitoring capability of Tendeka’s Wireless PT Gauge. The SIGNET range of products will be on display at ATCE 2013, (Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre, New Orleans) in Hall D, booth 2619.
Commenting on the launch of the new product Ken Miller, Tendeka’s VP for North and South America, said: “We have developed the SigNet Wireless Intelligence Completion Technology in response to market demand. The need to maximize production from new and complex reservoirs as well as increasing recovery rates from mature fields has led to an increase in the deployment of downhole monitoring and control systems.
Intelligent completions must be linked back to the surface and to date this is generally achieved via multiple hydraulic lines, electric control line or a combination of the two. Wireless solutions open up new applications, providing solutions for multi-lateral wells, existing wellbores and open-hole sections. Our SigNetWireless Intelligent Completion Technology, which can be retrofitted to existing well architecture, is an innovative, cable free combination of measurement, inflow control and downhole power generation which truly enables direct in-lateral flow control for the first time.
Water breakthrough, large differential pressures between zones and water and gas capacity management are problems that are commonly found in mature areas. As such, downhole flow control can have a significant and immediate impact.
Annabel Green, Tendeka’s Product Line Director for Wireless Technologies, added: “Our initial design configurations for wireless ICVs are focussed on mature fields and we expect the first of the new SIGNET Wireless Completions Systems to be installed during Q1 of 2014 in the North Sea.