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  • How intelligent well technology can maximize recoverable reserves

    B. Drakeley and N. Douglas

    The authors take a critical look at the overall subject of intelligent well technology in this presentation, starting with definition and scope of just what such systems comprise and how far they can go to meet the upper end of industry’s expectations. A principal discussion addresses reliability issues of intelligent systems, including introduction of a new proprietary well-control / communication system under development. Progress of a major ABB-group review is presented. And the important topic of "monitoring beyond the wellbore" is discussed, highlighting this as a major, much-needed development. The goal of the overall presentation is to give tangible information and food-for-thought – if not a definitive answer – to the question, "Intelligent well technology – the key to maximizing recoverable reserves, or just more headaches for the operators?"

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2013 Fracturing Technology

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