Improving the recovery ratios from deepwater resources requires integration of expertise, advanced technologies, and complex systems. Artificial lift enhances the reservoir's producing pressure, enabling the drawdowns that extend productive life. Intelligent monitoring allows timely decisions that may help to extend the life of assets in this extreme environment. Multiphase flowmeters optimize reservoir management and are a cost-effective means for allocation. Logistics and costs dictate that all designs must minimize or eliminate the need for interventions.
Successful strategies for well and field production involve multiple disciplines, technologies, products, and services. Integrating data from complementary systems through systematic processes is crucial to obtaining the most complete reservoir picture possible. Building subsea processing system manifolds for production management helps sustain optimal flow rates over the long term.
Whether continuous or periodic, surveillance of production and associated processes and assets is necessary for optimal management and recovery of deepwater reserves. The combination of open architecture, real-time capabilities, and secure connectivity delivers information when it's needed—in time to make decisions for evolving conditions.
Flow assurance is a complex life-of-the-well process requiring integration of subsurface conditions; fluid sampling and lab or downhole fluid analysis; engineered designs for wells and facilities; and production operations, surveillance, and architecture.
Fair and accurate allocations of oil or gas production are crucial to meeting contract obligations. A partnership between SPL, Framo Engineering, and Schlumberger delivers timely, accurate measurements using environmentally sound, cost-effective technology.
Intervention, while a necessary part of a producer's life, is especially challenging for deepwater operations. Reentering wells is expensive and often time-consuming, and reentry is not always possible given the restrictions of some existing systems and the lack of availability of others. Schlumberger addresses these challenges with cost- effective solutions that help extend the life of the well.