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  • Completions system integration test mitigates risk


    E. Coludrovich, S. Pace, S. Brady and C. Campo

    Completions in deepwater subsea applications are becoming increasingly expensive and complex. This complexity is compounded by the challenges of installing intelligent completion equipment in deepwater environments. Reliable completions are a direct result of how well the pre-planning procedures are implemented. The industry is challenged to integrate multiple service-provider equipment and procedures into a single intelligent completion system. Intelligent Well Completion System Integrity Tests (IWC SITs) are being used as a proactive means to mitigate risk. This is especially true in international operations where the logistics and planning have a greater degree of complication for completions. This article is an overview of an IWC SIT conducted in March 2007 for a West Africa deepwater field. The article is a discussion of the planning, implementation and learning captured for the operation. Highlighted is a series of subassemblies, run and retrieved from a land rig location.

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