Intelligent completions advances poised to catapult production technology forward

A new generation of intelligent downhole technologies has long been heralded as the future of the upstream petroleum industry. A number of oil field service firms are developing such technologies, aimed at moving to the wellbore much of the work that is now done at the surface.Schlumberger has disclosed the development of several new intelligent completions-related products that were developed in cooperation with operators. The firm has taken a systems integration-type approach that focuses on working with operators to develop customized solutions to problems specific to a given reservoir.During the October opening of a new center at which Schlumberger will develop such custom solutions t...

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