READING, UK -- Expro has won the Offshore Technology Conference 2008 Spotlight on New Technology award for its ViewMax sideview downhole camera.
ViewMax is Expro's latest development in downhole video technology. It provides a high resolution image of the inside of the pipe or open hole when run in a transparent fluid such as water or gas, or when fluids are displaced with nitrogen. The video images, stationary and movies, are easy to use and interpret when fishing, diagnosing well integrity, and production behavior.
The camera allows the operator to switch between Expro's traditional down view to its new side camera with the flick of a switch. The entire camera can then rotate 360° on its motor section to provide a full investigation.
ViewMax incorporates a second camera in Expro's downhole video backlight camera lighthead. The second camera is pointed sideways and rotates, allowing unobstructed and undistorted views of the wall of the pipe or openhole formation.