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Halliburton introduces streaming well test data retriever

Feb 18, 2020
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Halliburton Company announced SPIDRlive Self-Powered Intelligent Data Retriever, an unconventional well testing and fracture interaction monitoring technology that acquires real-time well data without the need for intervention to reduce costs and improve fracture understanding for greater recovery.

The SPIDRlive retriever combines quartz-based hardware and proprietary modelling software to capture high-resolution, high-accuracy and high-frequency data from the wellhead without running downhole equipment. In unconventional wells, operators can acquire data to optimise fracture design or perform an engineered flow-back to improve well performance. In multiple wells, operators can utilise the streaming capability for remote monitoring of fracture interactions in offset wells.

“We designed this technology to deliver critical well data to the surface with an emphasis on simplicity and accuracy to improve performance,” said Daniel Casale, vice president of Testing and Subsea. “The retriever is a versatile tool with applications throughout the well lifecycle to enhance reservoir understanding while reducing costs.”

In West Texas, an operator recently deployed SPIDRlive on multiple offset wells to monitor for fracture interactions. During the fracture treatment, SPIDRlive transmitted data via a wireless signal to a field edge device and then streamed into a secure cloud application for the client to visualise. The streaming data indicated an interaction on a neighbouring well pad alerting the operator of potential consequences during their production optimisation campaign.

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