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Acoustic Data to deploy wireless monitoring system in Asia

Acoustic Data to deploy wireless monitoring system in Asia

UK’s wireless well technology specialist Acoustic Data says it has been awarded a US$4.5 million three-year contract by an unnamed supermajor to deploy its SonicGauge Wireless Monitoring System in onshore gas fields in Asia.

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Acoustic Data’s acoustic telemetry systems will be deployed in multiple wells to acquire downhole data for real-time reservoir evaluation and production optimisation. The technology’s major advantage is that it can be quickly and safely retrofitted via slickline in existing wells with Acoustic Data’s patented Barracuda HEX-Hanger. The new retrofittable technology also offers the operator a low-profile downhole monitoring solution that minimises disruption to production within the fields.

“This marks our first long-term contract in Asia, and to do this with a supermajor is a testament to our technology offering. These are high-rate gas wells that have posed many problems for cabled downhole monitoring systems. However, our turnkey wireless solution will offer a reliable and flexible way to increase downhole data to desktop while reducing OPEX,” said Stephen Murphy, Global Sales Director at Acoustic Data.

The SonicGauge provides simple real-time data acquisition and reporting as an alternative to cabled permanent downhole gauges and sporadic memory gauge surveys. The system has been deployed more than 120 times and has 80+ years of accumulated downhole monitoring time globally.

Founded in 2012, Acoustic Data is a private equity-backed oilfield services technology company recognised for its wireless downhole monitoring solutions.

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