New downhole technologies tackle multifaceted environments

02/23/2004
Various new downhole technologies allow companies to optimize the production of petroleum resources from wells with more complex geometries and producing horizons that are in deeper water, coal beds, deeper and tighter formations, and accumulations containing heavier oil or bitumen.These technologies include new production logging tools, intelligent completions, downhole pumps, expandable tubulars, frac fluids, and other completion technologies.Production logsProduction logs collect data under dynamic conditions, so that an operator can determine the location and type of fluid entering the wellbore at various times during the life of a well. The logs also serve in diagnosing any mechanica...
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