Tech Talk: Autonomous Wireline Logging | Video

Published: 06/03/2022

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Tech Talk: Autonomous Wireline Logging
Learn how artificial intelligence enables remote wireline logging operations—addressing wellsite connectivity challenges and further enhancing performance.

"The oil and gas industry has seen a rise of remote operations in the past few years. The recent pandemic has driven us to adopt remote technologies faster than ever, and there is no turning back.

At Schlumberger, we have completed more than 30,000 wireline runs remotely. However, the most common question that we get from our customers is “What if we lose connectivity? Today, we join you from our wellsite autonomous development center in Sugar Land, TX, to give you a glimpse of how we are addressing connectivity dependency and further enhancing wireline remote operations.

Erwan is inside our latest wireline truck. It may look like a standard truck, but there is something more to it. It is fitted with an AI planner, which autonomously orchestrates all aspects of wireline operations, such as winch driving, cable spooling, data acquisition, and data QC. Think of it like having the most advanced self-driven car. The brain is in the car itself. You can simply tell the car where to go, and the car autonomously drives the fastest route while adhering to all traffic rules.

It is the same principle to our autonomous operation. You can enter the wireline job plan, and AI in the unit executes the plan in the most efficient way. It is also able to address some typical contingencies in real time. Obviously, one can take control back at any time at the flip of a switch; the AI then becomes an additional wellsite supervisor and guides the user through the operation.

The system continuously optimizes the logging speed while ensuring high-quality data and procedural adherence. And now, the data and actionable insights are readily available at your fingertips wherever you are. Having an AI orchestrator in the wireline unit makes remote operations more robust. It also improves your wellsite safety and overall efficiency, so you can make better decisions faster.

The future of wireline is already here for you to benefit from. Contact us to bring autonomy to your operations."