Real-time intelligent completion software
Optimize well performance with real-time analysis of well and reservoir data.
Manage your reservoir more efficiently to improve recovery with the Manara production and reservoir management system. The system provides downhole permanent monitoring and in-lateral flow control of multiple zones and compartments in real time—for the first time, even in multilateral wells.
Control unlimited zones and compartments with full production information from each one to give you unprecedented production and reservoir management in heterogeneous (e.g., carbonate) or multilayered reservoirs, extended-reach developments, and extreme reservoir contact (ERC) wells.
The Manara system delivers in-situ measurements of pressure, temperature, flow rate, and water cut across the formation face in each zone of each lateral. All sensors are packaged in one compact station with an electric flow control valve (FCV) that has infinitely variable settings controlled from surface through a single electrical control line. Use multiple stations to maximize hydrocarbon sweep and recovery with fewer wells, reducing capex, opex, and surface footprint.
Completion engineers answer common questions about Manara system performance, applications, and best practices
The risk is very low. Key components have built-in redundancy, and failure of one sensor or board does not propagate to the rest of the system.
The “fail as is” system is rarely in a closed position. Conventional straddle systems can be deployed on wireline or tractor to plug off a failed open zone. A tubing puncher or sliding sleeve can be used to regain zone production in the unlikely case of a failed closed valve.
Heterogeneous formations produce water mostly from 1–2 high-permeability streaks. Zones producing <40% water can be identified with the Manara system and high-water-cut zones selectively closed. Flow rates, reservoir pressures, productivity index (PI), etc. are still valid. Temperature can sometimes be used as a good indicator of water (or gas) production. Fluctuations in flow or pressure can indicate oil-water flow. Deviation from the normal production condition can be identified with Avocet software platform and may be interpreted as “water production.”
Manara system was developed primarily for oil-water reservoirs. Below 30% downhole gas volume fraction (GVF), liquid flow rate measurements are within the specified accuracy. Below 10% GVF, the impact on water cut error is <3%. Manara system is not designed for gas wells with liquid production. To date, system performance has remained unaffected in wells where free gas is produced with the oil-water flow in various zones.
We have deployed six zones in a trilateral well at up to 14,000-ft MD [4,267-m MD] and five zones (with six Manara system stations) at up to 33,533 ft [10,220 m] in an extended-reach well. Simulation modeling is recommended for more than 4 zones, >15,000-ft MD [4,570-m MD], and subsea installations. Advanced system modeling capabilities are available.
Data reach the surface almost instantly, where wellbore and reservoir surveillance software facilitates understanding of flow behavior in real time and effective use and analysis of the data through clear displays and FCV setting recommendations.
Data workflows embedded in the software reduce the amount of data gathering and manipulation needed, freeing up production and reservoir engineers to manage the asset and focus on priority wells. Decisions that used to take days or weeks can now be made in hours.
Optimizing flow control valves in real time maximizes oil production from extended-reach multizone well—and prevents oil bypass in two damaged zones.
The oil and gas industry in Equatorial Guinea has grown rapidly since the first large oil reserves were discovered in 1996, with production peaking at more than 375,000 bbl/d in 2005 and then declining by over 30% in 2015. Maximizing production from these fields has required thoughtful evaluation of current drilling and completion practices in light of best practices for improvement using conventional or new technologies.
Steve Dyer speaks about how the innovative Manara system changes the way assets are managed in the field.
Sustaining production in solution-gas-drive reservoir.
Following the success of the first installed intelligent completion system in Saudi Arabia in 2004, over 260 Intelligent Completion systems have been installed in a majority of Maximum Reservoir Contact (MRC) Multilateral (ML) wells.