Eliminating intervention during well completion reduces operating expense and risk. In deepwater, horizontal and extended-reach applications, interventionless actuation systems for setting completion tools are reducing well intervention and completion time and associated costs without compromising reliability or safety. This paper describes in detail the operation of three commercially successful technologies that permit interventionless actuation. The authors outline the selection process for determining the correct interventionless technology for a given application. The selection process and run history from the Mediterranean Sea are given as an example.

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