Home: Issue 11 2011 › Technical excellence
30/12/2011 | Channel:
Technology, Equipment, Drilling
The Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) has presented its sought-after European Chapter Innovation Award to Schlumberger Slickline’s global perforating and remedial services domain champion, Matthew Billingham, in recognition of the company’s application of technical innovation in well intervention.
Picking up the trophy at the SPE/ICoTA European Well Intervention conference in Aberdeen, the company was acknowledged for its LIVE Digital Slickline Service, technology that is providing operators with multiple benefits and increased operational capabilities.
At the core of Schlumberger’s system is a slickline cable engineered to deliver two-way digital communication. Coupled with an extensive suite of purpose-built, downhole modules, the LIVE technology enables tool and well information, such as head tension, tool deviation, and shock, plus gamma ray, CCL, pressure and temperature to be measured and transmitted to the surface in real time, greatly enhancing and expanding slickline operational capabilities.
Mr Billingham, said: “This system enables oil and gas producers to manage well intervention and workover programs with increased knowledge, accuracy and certainty when running slickline, while additional tools help to deliver an increased level of quality, safety and efficiency.
“The benefits of the system are already being enjoyed by the industry, enabling clients to halve their previous manpower requirements, resulting in time saving and operational risk elimination.”