Schlumberger releases OPTICall thermal profile and investigation service

Schlumberger has released its OPTICall thermal profile and investigation service.

Offshore staff

DOHA, Qatar -- Schlumberger has released its OPTICall thermal profile and investigation service. The distributed temperature sensing (DTS) service tracks fluid movements in real time along the wellbore, helping to detect leaks, monitor gas lift, and evaluate fractures, the company says.

The OPTICall service is enabled by OpticLine fiber-optic line, which provides a thermal profile along the entire length of the line continuously in real time, providing immediate answers onsite. This fiber-optic line, which is deployed in a single run using slickline-type intervention, monitors dynamic temperature events with minimal interference. OpticLine can also run conventional production logging tools in memory mode while monitoring, for single-trip efficiency, the company says.

Schlumberger has run the OPTICall service offshore and on land in more than 250 wells in 11 countries.

“This unique on-demand service combines the features of permanent fiber-optic DTS systems and the ease of use of standard slickline systems,” says Claude Durocher, Slickline business manager for Schlumberger. “The OPTICall service offers a low-risk, economical way to troubleshoot issues in all types of wells.”

12/08/2009

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