Well Integrity Management is essential to the Asset Integrity Management (AIM) process. In Remote and Marginal fields, the key to success in AIM is agility which requires continuous monitoring and the ability to predict any potential failure. The conventional method of data collection in remote fields requires periodic (from weeks to months) field trips, which has relevant costs and risks impacted with other challenges such as:

  • Data collection on site: traveling to the site and human exposure to HSE risks (H2S, high pressure, hydrocarbons, etc)

  • Data communication: infrequent data losses due to sites remote locations

  • Data quality: human involvement in the process introduces potential errors and noises in the data

This paper presents a comprehensive study on the successful pilot conducted by Al Yasat Petroleum, an oil and gas industry company, in collaboration with CREOWAVE. The objective of the pilot was to test wireless communication pressure and temperature technology using the GSM network and LoRa data communication method. The technology was applied to monitor the Well Integrity status of two onshore remote wells over a period of two years. The paper discusses the effectiveness, benefits, and potential of this technology in improving operational efficiency, reducing HSE risks, and minimizing costs associated with well integrity management.

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