ReSOLVE Family Smart Shifting Tool | SLB

ReSOLVE Family smart shifting tool

Multiple, confirmed shifts in a single run


Multiple measured shifts in any direction to single or multiple components

Both the ReSOLVE™ instrumented wireline intervention service and ReSOLVE iX™ intelligent extreme wireline intervention service use a smart shifting tool (SST). The SST is paired with the high-expansion anchor and high-force linear actuator for efficient, effective shifting.

The smart shifting tool’s keys can be opened and closed on command, enabling latching of multiple shifting profiles in any well condition and sliding sleeves in multizone completions or isolation valves. The linear actuator's bidirectional capabilities allow multiple shifts in any direction, in one run—whether to a single component or multiple components in multizone completions. Continuous measurements of displacement and applied force validate completion of the operation.

Resolve iX smart shifting tool top full view
The ReSOLVE Family service integrates an anchor, linear actuator, and smart shifting tool.
  • Smart shifting
  • High-force, high-expansion anchoring
  • High-force linear actuation
The high-expansion UST is shown  fully expanded.
With a larger diameter and more available space, the two-key system of the ReSOLVE service SST delivers reliability and minimizes the toolstring length.
ReSOLVE iX smart shifting tool
The three-key design of the ReSOLVE iX service 2 1/8-in SST enables the highest expansion ratio and ensures centralization in the largest tubing or completions diameter.

Components latched with compliant profile keys

The smart shifting tool’s keys are fully retracted while running the tool downhole, enabling the tool to pass any restrictions. To latch a selected completion component, the smart shifting tool radially extends profile keys with a specified preload force. The extended keys remain compliant to navigate well geometry.

Once the smart shifting tool is latched onto the profile of the component, the anchor secures the tool in the well and the linear actuator extends or retracts to shift the component.