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FPSO/FNLG Outlook and Technologies
A driller interacts with the
NOV drilling interface.
Source: NOV “THEY WANT ACCURATE INFORMATION
ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE
WELLBORE, AND THE ABILITY TO
KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON SO THEY
CAN TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT A
WELLBORE INCIDENT.” – STEPHEN BERKMAN,
NOV batteries, which extends the lifetime of the tool. To date, Baustad said, Emerson has only run WiPT offshore
WiPT is rated for operations to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and Norway, where regulatory requirements and customer focus 10,000 psi. Terje Baustad, principle technology advisor for on maximizing production drive annulus B monitoring, but ? ow measurement at Emerson, said from the outset the com- the company is “engaged with Gulf of Mexico and Middle pany designed the product for high-pressure, high-tempera- East customers.” ture (HPHT) applications. The WiPT system uses two tool joints, each about 2 meters “Going that route is more expensive and takes a longer time. long, with an outside diameter (OD) not more than the equiva-
You’re later to market doing it that way, but when you get lent of the standard collar OD. there you have a better product,” Baustad said. “We minimized the number of components to eliminate as
Such systems can provide dynamic data about a well as the many of the failure-causing mechanisms as we could,” Baus- ? eld evolves, ensuring continuous monitoring of barrier sta- tad said.
tus and helping guide future well placements and production The WiPT sensor is coupled to an antenna system and the ? rst plans, Baustad said. casing joint is hermetically sealed with electron beam welding.
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