Tendeka wins sand face completion contract

Tendeka, provider of completions systems and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, has secured a contract with an international oil and gas company for the installation of sand face completion technology in Austria.

The installation will include FloRight Ultra premium screens with the market-leading FloSure autonomous inflow control devices (AICDs) alongside SwellRight packers and sleeves.

Working to reduce water cut and unwanted gas production

The application is a brownfield development and requires AICD technology in order to reduce water cut and unwanted gas production in the latest development phase with horizontal wells. Tendeka was selected for the contract due to the exceptional performance of its FloSureAICDs in increasing oil recovery rates and the flexibility to adjust setting at the rig site, based on reservoir data obtained during drilling.

Sand screens will be deployed across the full length of the 500 m lateral, with up to 140 AICDs planned to be run in the well as part of the six-figure contract, marking the first ever AICD installation in the European land market.

In horizontal oil wells, uneven production due to reservoir heterogeneity and frictional losses in the completion can lead to early water or gas breakthrough, resulting in lost recovery, lost revenues and reduced well life. Levelling out the inflow profile results using inflow control technology can delay water or gas breakthrough, but once it does occur, Tendeka’s AICD will self-adjust to choke back zones, where unwanted water or gas breakthrough has occurred, thereby promoting oil production.

Benefits over passive inflow control technology

The award-winning FloSureAICD has been deployed successfully in light and heavy oil wells, to overcome water or gas breakthrough and ensure uniform production longevity, thus increasing production rates by up to 50% in comparison to passive inflow control technology.

Derek Taylor, Tendeka’s Vice President for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, commented: “The FloSure AICD has enjoyed strong uptake in this region with over 10 000 AICDs deployed to date. The proven value this technology can provide to our clients means we are continually expanding our client base.”

Chief Technology Officer at Tendeka Annabel Green said: “Our suite of advanced technologies in inflow control, zonal isolation and sand control allow us to provide a fully integrated sandface completion solution to our clients in many challenging applications.”


Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

Published on 23/06/2015

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