Eliminating intervention during well completion reduces operating expense and risk. In deepwater, horizontal and extended-reach applications, remote actuation systems for setting completion tools are reducing well intervention and completion time without compromising reliability or safety. This paper will detail the operation of two commercially successful technologies that permit remote actuation. This paper will also examine the reduction of risk and rig time expense through the use of remote actuation systems and outline the selection process for determining the correct technology for a given application.

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