Expro installs CaTS mandrel system on Ormen Lange

Expro has installed its new large-bore Cableless Telemetry System (CaTS) in phase two wells on the Ormen Lange field, offshore Norway.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- Expro has installed its new large-bore Cableless Telemetry System (CaTS) in phase two wells on the Ormen Lange field, offshore Norway.

Expro’s CaTS transmits information in real time to and from downhole instruments without using cables. The two-way transmission capability enables remote control of downhole instrumentation, the company says.

CaTS mandrel systems were installed in Ormen Lange wells A5 and B7 in early 2009 and were commissioned in October 2009. A further four systems are planned for installation during 2010/11.

“The successful implementation of duplex in-well wireless communications in this deepwater, subsea, high rate gas well environment, together with the recent successful testing of our FlowCAT wireless flow control valve, marks a key achievement on the way to reaching our future goals in delivering production optimization solutions,” says Brian Champion, GM of Expro’s wireless business unit. “The logical next step is to apply the duplex wireless communications capability to selectively command inflow control devices that are located remotely across the producing reservoir interval.”

01/07/2010

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