Tendeka retains Al Khalij monitoring role

Total E&P Qatar has extended Tendeka’s production optimization contract for the Al Khalij oil field by a further two years.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Total E&P Qatar has extended Tendeka’s production optimization contract for the Al Khalij oil field by a further two years.

The company originally won a three-year program to supply its Sentinel distributed temperature sensing (DTS) system and FloQuest interpretation services for the field.

Al Khalij uses waterflood secondary recovery to produce oil through horizontal wells. Data from the Sentinel DTS system, which provides the required level of temperature measurement resolution (to within 0.01 ºC), facilitates interpretation of flow distribution and allocation of the different pay zones, with FloQuest implemented in the producer wells to detect water breakthrough.

This integrated deployment also allows the permeable zones and flow distribution to be interpreted in the water injection wells. The systems provide a complete temperature profile of the wells, enabling Total to optimize performance.

Tendeka says the DTS was installed on three new horizontal wells with implementation of real time acquisition systems to allow a direct monitoring of temperature on these wells, and in particular to detect possible water entry along the completed drain.

11/12/2010

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