BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France – After two years of co-development with OpenField Technology, Vallourec has launched its Intelligent Pipe solution for well monitoring applications.
Vallourec says that the solution anticipates well integrity issues that customers can encounter during the life of their wells, from running to production and up to decommissioning. By providing in real time the pressure and temperature of all zones of a well, the solution is designed to help operators anticipate any abnormal situation that might present a risk for the integrity of the well.
By comparing the real pressure and temperature in the well to the actual pipe resistance, customers will be able to adjust their production parameters and optimize the well operations. Vallourec also says that by opening a window on the casing, the solution can provide direct information on the well environment, such as characterizing moving salt formations or determining the efficiency of the injection process.
The new solution can also be used to monitor CO2 storage wells and hydrogen wells, Vallourec says. A first field trial is planned early 2021.