Baker Hughes introduces wireline service to deliver precise pressure data

May 06, 2015 | Company Operations, Products, Services & Techniques

Houston, US | – One of the world’s largest oilfield services companies, Baker Hughes has commercially released its FTeX advanced formation pressure testing service, which uses downhole automation and real-time control of an intelligent packer and pump configuration to deliver critical formation data, including pressure profiles, fluid contact and mobility information; reliably, accurately and efficiently.

The data offers an earlier and better understanding of the reserves in place so operators can quickly identify the production potential of a well.

Leveraging adaptive software, the FTeX service automates the operation sequence downhole to optimize tool controls and test parameters with minimal input from surface personnel—reducing data inconsistencies and inaccuracies that often result from manual testing. The service adapts to the formation response encountered during the initial drawdown to define the optimal parameters for subsequent drawdowns, in real time, leading to increased data accuracy and efficiency.

Mariano Gargiulo, V.P. of Wireline Services, said, “Running the FTeX service with other wireline technologies reduces the number of logging runs, saving rig time and cost. The service’s combination of advanced technology, efficient operations and downhole automation delivers some of the fastest, most accurate measurements in the industry.”