Norwegian center tests intelligent completion equipment

Intelligent completions allow control of flow (shown as arrows) as well as the monitoring of downhole conditions (Fig. 1). A new center for testing innovative downhole equipment has been established at the Rogaland Research Institute at Stavanger. Saga Petroleum ASA was instrumental in creating the center, and according to Saga, the facility is the only one of its kind in the world. Main aim The center aims to enhance the quality and operation of sophisticated well completion equipment. It will emphasize the testing, under simulated well conditions, of intelligent completion equipment (Fig. 1). Saga calls this equipment a downhole instrumentation and co...

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