IGS first to line with wireless BHA communication system

Impact Guidance Systems (IGS) has taken BHA communications to the next level with a smart wireless system for coil tubing applications.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Impact Guidance Systems (IGS) has taken BHA communications to the next level with a smart wireless system for coil tubing applications.

The SmartCoil system allows wireless BHA data transmission and soon will be deployed in dozens of applications starting with three jobs in the Middle East and one in Alaska projected for April.

The modular system converts all IGS data sensors into real-time tools for use while logging, perforating, fishing, or during MLT operations.
The appeal of real time well data is that operators can analyze pressure, temperature, weight on bit, torque, inclination, CCL, gamma ray, and impact forces, without having to pull the coil string to surface.

"This is the first totally wireless system, and already over 60 have been ordered," IGS president Stuart McLaughlin tellsOffshore magazine.

04/01/2009

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