Retrofitted inflow device to extend North Sea well lifespan

Tendeka has designed and modeled the installation of its AICD (autonomous inflow control device) technology for a gas cap blowdown in the central North Sea.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKTendeka has designed and modeled the installation of its AICD (autonomous inflow control device) technology for a gas cap blowdown in the central North Sea.

The device will be retrofitted into an existing well to choke back unwanted gas and extend the well’s life. This will be the first program of its type worldwide, the company claimed.

Gillian King, vp of Europe, Russia, CIS & Africa at Tendeka, said: “We’ve seen a huge uptick in operators interested in our other technologies, including our intelligent wireless system,PulseEight. In the UK, we’ve had multiple installations which have used the tool as a downhole safety system.

“Operators within the UK continental shelf now seem more open to doing things differently…We see a much more positive and open approach to introducing new technology which has allowed these potentially game-changing technologies to be deployed faster than they typically would have been.”

04/11/2019

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