In the 2000s the focus for real-time data transfer, monitoring and visualization has been in the drilling domain. The WITSML open exchange standard has been a key factor to this success. Compared to the legacy WITS standard, WITSML has advantages in interoperability, the ability to load historical data and the capability to get updated data, e.g., for post-acquisition quality control and assurance.

Recently, Baker Hughes has completed several developments related to the transfer of real-time data from pressure pumping services based on WITSML. One typical case history is real-time monitoring of wellbore intervention performed with coiled tubing in Norway, and another important application is fracturing operations in the US. We will also show examples of integrated coiled tubing drilling operations in Norway and acidizing and gravel pack jobs done in Brazil.

Baker Hughes is now also supporting the new WITSML stimJob object. Fracturing operations can create large volumes of data, and the stimJob object creates a valuable and timely post-job treatment report. The data in the report can be integrated with other data, like production data, for production optimization. We will show examples of successful transfer of stimJob data to Geological and Geophysical support applications.

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