Acoustic Data, a global provider of wireless well technology, has announced it has been awarded a USD 4.5 million 3-year contract by a supermajor to deploy its SonicGauge™ Wireless Monitoring System in onshore gas fields in Asia.
Acoustic Data’s acoustic telemetry systems will be deployed in multiple wells to acquire downhole data for real-time reservoir evaluation and production optimisation. The technology’s major advantage is that it can be quickly and safely retrofitted via slickline in existing wells with Acoustic Data’s patented Barracuda™ HEX-Hanger™. The new retrofittable technology also offers the operator a low-profile downhole monitoring solution that minimises disruption to production within the fields.
“This marks our first long-term contract in Asia, and to do this with a supermajor is a testament to our technology offering. These are high-rate gas wells that have posed many problems for cabled downhole monitoring systems. However, our turnkey wireless solution will offer a reliable and flexible way to increase downhole data to desktop while reducing opex.” says Stephen Murphy, Global Sales Director at Acoustic Data.
The SonicGauge provides simple real-time data acquisition and reporting as an alternative to cabled permanent downhole gauges and sporadic memory gauge surveys. The system has been deployed more than 120 times and has 80+ years of accumulated downhole monitoring time globally.