Intelligent completion provides savings for Snorre TLP

Because of restricted intervention capabilities while new wells are being drilled, Norsk Hydro AS installed an intelligent well system in the Snorre field, 210 km northwest of Bergen, Norway.The Baker Oil Tools intelligent well system (InForce system), installed in August 2000, can remotely control hydraulically actuated sliding sleeves. The system also includes a Wood Group's (Aberdeen) downhole permanent pressure and temperature monitor. With the system, Norsk Hydro can detect downhole problems sooner and control flow quickly in response to changing downhole conditions.Installation details The Rubicon ram rig, seen in the background on the Snorre TLP, is a lightweight drilling and ...

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