Expro Excellence
Well Intervention
World first for Total, performing oriented perforation on a permanent fibre optic completion
Objectives
  • After a successful contract award in 2016, Expro has been providing E-line plug and perforation services for Total via Calfrac in the shale and tight gas fields in Argentina as part of their frac program
  • Soon after the successful start-up and job execution, the service was extended to YPF and other customers in in Argentina
  • Early in 2018, Total contacted Expro to perform more challenging work in relation to the perforation of wells with permanent fibre completion which had not been undertaken previously
Expro Excellence
  • This was a world first for Total, a great deal of time and preparation ( 8 months) was spent studying and working together with the customer, providers and business partners detailing each stage of the job to be performed
  • Expro was the first company to use E-line to map fibre orientation along the well and successfully performed 16 oriented pump down plug and perforation stages in Argentina
  • Excellent communication between the client, fibre provider, frac team and Expro incorporating the detailed job planning and thorough job preparation contributed the success of this project
  • First live hydraullic fracture and production evaluation through permanent fibre optic completion wells
Value to client
  • The use of optical fibre behind casings was the best solution for monitoring real-time well completions and production stages
  • Our customer was able to perform the orienting perforation for their wells with permanent fibre completion which increased the frac efficiency as well as production
  • This technology enabled the customer to understand stimulation effectiveness, assess to new completion technologies, and ultimately allowing them to evaluate which zones are the most productive
  • Minimised risk and maximised production rates for the customer
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World first for Total, performing oriented perforation on a permanent fibre optic completion

In Brief
Expro performs a world first for Total, performing oriented perforation on a permanent fibre optic completion
Product Line
Well Intervention
Region
North and Latin America
Objectives
  • After a successful contract award in 2016, Expro has been providing E-line plug and perforation services for Total via Calfrac in the shale and tight gas fields in Argentina as part of their frac program
  • Soon after the successful start-up and job execution, the service was extended to YPF and other customers in in Argentina
  • Early in 2018, Total contacted Expro to perform more challenging work in relation to the perforation of wells with permanent fibre completion which had not been undertaken previously
Expro Excellence
  • This was a world first for Total, a great deal of time and preparation ( 8 months) was spent studying and working together with the customer, providers and business partners detailing each stage of the job to be performed
  • Expro was the first company to use E-line to map fibre orientation along the well and successfully performed 16 oriented pump down plug and perforation stages in Argentina
  • Excellent communication between the client, fibre provider, frac team and Expro incorporating the detailed job planning and thorough job preparation contributed the success of this project
  • First live hydraullic fracture and production evaluation through permanent fibre optic completion wells
Value to client
  • The use of optical fibre behind casings was the best solution for monitoring real-time well completions and production stages
  • Our customer was able to perform the orienting perforation for their wells with permanent fibre completion which increased the frac efficiency as well as production
  • This technology enabled the customer to understand stimulation effectiveness, assess to new completion technologies, and ultimately allowing them to evaluate which zones are the most productive
  • Minimised risk and maximised production rates for the customer
Contact

For further information, please contact:

wellintervention@exprogroup.com