Tool locates leaks, monitors downhole flow Here's the Leakator—for which patents are pending—a tool that locates leaks and monitors downhole flow. It promises to help improve efficiency and reduce operating costs by monitoring well integrity. Its run-it-yourself capability means an existing on-site crew can operate the 25 mm diameter tool without the need for further staff. It is easy to maintain. No moving parts mean that only the o-rings and detachable batteries need to be replaced during servicing. And as a result of its small AA batteries, operators do not need to comply with dangerous goods legislation during transportation. This means operators can commit less time and staff to the...

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