Completions system integration test mitigates risk ///

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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