Oilfield services firm Schlumberger launches live downhole reservoir testing

symphonySchlumberger has launched a technology platform that enables operational control of the downhole testing toolstring to deliver real-time downhole measurements

Symphony live downhole reservoir testing reduces operating time. It improves safety and efficiency while allowing informed decision making for a better understanding of the reservoir and reduces uncertainty in planning for field development.

Symphony testing unites Muzic wireless telemetry with the downhole string, creating a digital solution that allows the dynamic range of conditions to be controlled in real-time during well testing operations. The digitally-enabled tool string is customised with real-time verification to position, isolate, connect, measure, control, sample, select and profile the reservoir for the test objectives.

Symphony testing’s digital enablement significantly increases operational control to acquire actionable data in real-time, saving our customers operational time and achieving well-tested goals more efficiently,” said Aparna Raman, president, Reservoir Performance, Schlumberger.

“Our Symphony testing platform is supported by our Performance Live, digitally connected service that leverages domain expertise, cloud-based applications and automated data workflows to enable faster, more informed decision making.”

Extensive qualification of Symphony testing has been conducted offshore Asia, the Middle East and the North Sea. Symphony testing has delivered perforating and well-tested services in a challenging shallow reservoir in offshore Asia.

Symphony testing eliminated the potential pump-out of a conventional drill system test (DST) tool string that operates with pressure pulses using wireless control. Symphony testing helped avoid sand production while maintaining a single run by quickly modifying test sequences guided by real-time data, saving the operator 24 rig hours.

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