DOWNHOLE ACOUSTIC EVENT MONITORING
By harnessing the power of proprietary sonic receivers and software, when an event emits a sound in your wellbore, we hear it, measure it, and communicate this invaluable data in realtime. Comprehensive, high-resolution insights into downhole operations help you gain a clearer picture of the present, allowing for better decision-making in the future.
OFFSET WELL MONITORING
Unlike traditional pressure monitoring, offset well monitoring is more than just an indicator of cross-communication between primary and adjacent wells. Acoustics may provide the ability to hear a frac approaching so proactive steps can be taken to avoid unwanted communication. Cold Bore’s standard offset well monitoring service is currently being developed with clients on location to create and commercialize preventative acoustic procedures for the future.
Automatic Identification of Primary Events
Cold Bore Technology’s proprietary software and sonic receivers detect even the slightest sign of a downhole event. A sound-cancelling algorithm removes all background noise to focus solely on the event, which is then characterized, classified, recorded and relayed to you in real-time. All primary events heard, for example, balls landing, valves opening and fracs starting are accompanied with troubleshooting services like finding casing breaches and even determining depth of various well bore problems in some cases.
Real Time Confirmation
Events are then distributed both on-site and through the cloud, allowing for remote, real-time viewing from anywhere in the world. Recordings in MP4 format ensure that all team members, from engineers to senior management, can access the data, enabling well-informed, collaborative decision-making.
Compare prior sound signals from previous events, or event data from other locations to gain a more thorough, complete understanding of the event and streamline communication between team members.
Gathering, storing, comparing and correlating all event information provides a clearly defined picture of what’s happening throughout the operation. Equipped with a record of the past and insight into the future, mitigate risk and solve problems before they arise.
Types of Identifiable Events
- Confirmation of Ball Travelling Down Casing
- Correlation with Time and Pressure
- Successful Frac Port Operation
- Confirmation of Successful Toe Port Operations
- Confirmation of Plug and Perf Operations
- Confirmation of Indexing Frac Sleeve Operation