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September 20, 2019

Schlumberger introduces wireline formation test tool

US oilfield services company Schlumberger has introduced the Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform to enable real-time decisions in a Cloud-native environment.

US oilfield services company Schlumberger has introduced the Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform to enable real-time decisions in a Cloud-native environment.

The platform is equipped with new architecture and metrology to enable dynamic reservoir characterisation in all conditions, including those which were previously impossible.

The Ora platform is rated to 200°C and 35,000psi. It includes a new radial probe, a dual-inlet dual packer, laboratory-grade metrology, and the highest flow rate pump. The Ora platform was the inaugural wireline formation tester for Mexico-based Pemex, in collecting high-quality gas condensate samples in a challenging carbonate environment.

The digital hardware will automate complex workflows and reduces operational TAT by more than 50%, delivering high precision fluid analysis and zero contamination samples. In addition, the new wireline formation tool will perform deep transient testing.

Built on a digital infrastructure, the platform provides a new customer experience and enables real-time decisions in a Cloud-native architecture.

Schlumberger Wireline president Djamel Idri said: “Characterising dynamic reservoir properties is becoming more critical and difficult than ever as drilling for hydrocarbons is moving towards complex geologies and challenging environments.

“The Ora platform was built to address these challenges, with new wireline formation testing hardware and digital edge solutions enabling our customers to make faster and better decisions.”

Until now, the platform has completed around 30 field trials globally in various operating environments in the North Sea, West Africa, Middle East, North Africa, Central America and the US Gulf of Mexico.

Schlumberger said in a press statement: “In deepwater Gulf of Mexico for Talos Energy, the Ora platform obtained high-quality downhole fluid analysis data in a challenging well geometry, which was immediately integrated and visualised in the reservoir context.”

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