Eliminating Guesswork in Downhole Diagnostics with Definitive Answers from Downhole X-ray Technology
- Saad Hamid (Saudi Aramco) | Abdulrahman A. Almulhim (Saudi Aramco) | Radu Achihai (Visuray) | Melissa Spannuth (Visuray)
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- SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 30 September - 2 October, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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- 2019. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- wellbore remediation, diagnostic analysis, Well intervention, Downhole X-Ray, Imaging technology
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When a restriction or non-conformity presents itself in a well, quickly and reliably diagnosing the nature of the anomaly can save diagnostic runs and help prevent similar cases elsewhere, reducing nonproductive time and operating costs. Downhole X-ray diagnostics provide this understanding quickly and reliably under diverse well conditions that limit the effectiveness of other downhole diagnostic techniques. X-ray diagnostics produce real-time, quantitative two-dimensional images and three-dimensional reconstructions of downhole objects and obstructions with high precision. We demonstrate this with a case study in which X-ray diagnostics accurately identified and quantitatively characterized an obstruction due to liner deformation.
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