Visits to the location required permits, transportation, and fuel and took resources away from other more valuable tasks. In addition, the periodic data collection meant that production managers were not alerted to problems until after they had occurred—and in some instances this could be weeks or months later.
After just a few collections, management realized they needed to be given early warning of downhole events before they occurred and without the need for human intervention. They asked for a compact, self-powered system to permanently collect data from the three production zones and transmit it to the operator’s office in Lagos via a secure network, with regular data updates throughout the day.
Transmit data securely
The WellWatcher Connect system integrates fit-for-purpose components that store, aggregate, encrypt, and automatically transmit data across a secure satellite network to the customer. System components are chosen to suit the requirements of each well or location. Each end user, with the help of a simple computer application, can remotely access, view, and download the data from the intelligent completion without a physical visit to the wellsite.