Highest Reliability Provides World-Class Benchmark For Permanent Downhole Monitoring Installation And Data Delivery In Malaysia
Reservoir pressure and temperature measurements have become the
cornerstone of reservoir and production management. These measurements provide
improved capabilities for understanding of oil and gas reservoir
characteristics, which enables greater reservoir management for increased
production and improved ultimate recovery.
The reliability and accuracy of permanent downhole pressure and
temperature technologies is therefore of the highest priority when planning
field developments, be it green fields, brown fields, marginal fields or EOR
projects. The long term Permanent downhole gauge and Fiber Optic contract was
awarded in August 2010 with the intent to provide reservoir monitoring with the
highest reliability and accuracy that was available. Since the award of the
contract, the world-class milestone of 50 installations was achieved in August
2013. This milestone has been enhanced by the fact that to date, an amazing
success rate of 100% has been realized.
This success story has been achieved by a combination of many factors,
from the strong validation process for gauge selection and subsequent choice of
world class technologies with the highest survivability in the oil industry,
close collaboration between the project and operations teams of the oil company
and service provider, project management expertise, detailed preparation and
maintenance, to the philosophy of providing real time data delivery to the end
This paper highlights the technologies installed and processes charted
over the last three years to achieve this remarkable success story.