Expro unveils downhole memory camera

Expro has unveiled the SL2K Memory Camera.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Expro has unveiled the SL2K Memory Camera. The SL2K Memory Camera enables operators to view conditions in wells without the expense of an electric line logging unit, the company says.

The OD battery-powered memory camera can be deployed on slickline or coiled tubing and is used to survey wells with H2S or CO2. The tool has a 225° F (107 °C) and 10,000 psi rating, although the temperature limit increases to as high as 250° F (121 °C) in low pressure conditions.

The SL2K Memory Camera has already been deployed on 15 projects in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Slope of Alaska, the company says.

It can capture up to 2,200 video images that are viewed when the tool is retrieved, and program up to three time intervals at capture rates of 1, 2, or 5 frames per second, which is an equivalent of a 36-minute e-line survey, or a 5-minute motion video.

Depth, temperature, and annotations made during the survey are integrated on to the video images post survey. The survey is then recorded on to a CD that includes ProView - Expro's playback and review software.

03/31/2009

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