OTC.13: HawkEye launch for Expro

Leading international oilfield services company, Expro, is celebrating its 40th anniversary at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston by showcasing its investment in new technology and innovation.  

As part of that commitment Expro is launching the proto-type HawkEye V downhole camera, new high pressure/high temperature (HP/HT) Drill Stem Testing (DST) BigCat™ packer, and Expro Annulus operated Circulating and Test (ExACT™) tool.

The new HawkEye V downhole camera offers market-leading imaging capability and information, to develop cost-effective remediation solutions for complex wellbore flow restrictions, obstacles and reservoir management.  HawkEye V features 300°F capability, bi-directional side view rotation/scan (snapshot) in single degree increments, with enhanced quality picturing and software.  

A range of Expro’s cameras, calipers and logging tools will also be on show, to assist in demonstrating Expro’s global wireline intervention capabilities and its ability to offer blow out preventer and riser inspection services.

Expro will also showcase the new DST BigCat packer, which provides a high strength, single-trip retrievable alternative to seal-bore packers in HP/HT well tests. The fully annulus-operated ExACT tool - which is the most advanced tool of its kind - combines downhole shut-in and circulating functionality. Rated at 15K psi and temperatures of up to 450°F, ExACT features minimal, fast-cycling to position the ball and ports in the required position.

Expro’s enhanced DST capabilities provide technology and specialist data services from reservoir to disposal, to provide an integrated well test solutions package across the exploration and appraisal (E&A) phase of the well.  This includes tubing conveyed perforating, data acquisition, surface read-out through cableless telemetry, fluids sampling and analysis, compact well testing solutions and enhanced flow measurement.

In addition to new product launches, Expro features some of its most recent market-leading products, including SafeWells well integrity software and Advanced Reservoir Testing (ART) services using the Cableless Telemetry System (CaTS™).

Expro’s pioneering SafeWells well integrity data management solution was developed in collaboration with the industry, to allow well integrity to be monitored in real time and provide a clear overview of asset integrity.  A full demonstration will be available on the stand, highlighting how this is customised to operator requirements, in alignment with company, legislation and industry best practice.

CaTS is a revolutionary development in the field of reservoir monitoring and control, which can be retrofitted into existing wells and transmits high quality pressure and temperature data to surface in real-time using the well’s casing as a conduit for the signal to transfer along.  

ART is a special application of CaTS that enables permanently abandoned E&A wells, zones or pilot holes to be cost effectively converted into long-term, high value monitoring assets. The CaTS data is proving of value in reducing uncertainties in reservoir connectivity and identifying any far boundaries. Using an electromagnetic signal, CaTS is not influenced by cemented pipe, cement plugs or bridge plugs meaning that the well can be permanently abandoned with no further well intervention required.  

A full range of other products and services are being demonstrated at the stand, including Expro’s market leading subsea landing strings, its global well testing services, the SONAR non-intrusive clamp on meter, well intervention and integrity tools, and the Expro PowerChokes brand.

Expro’s chief executive officer Charles Woodburn said: “Reaching 40 is a huge success and testament to the continued expertise and commitment from Expro’s 5,000+ employees across the world. Looking to the next 40 years, it is important that we continue to drive forward our commitment to technology and innovation – this is highlighted through our record year of investment in R&D and new equipment. 

“At OTC we will be highlighting a range of new technologies, as well as our existing market-leading products and services, which demonstrates our commitment to both customers and the wider industry. With a firm focus on safety and quality, we continue to enhance our portfolio and position as a global provider of well flow management solutions, from exploration and appraisal through to abandonment.” 

For more information, visit the Expro booth, 3933


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