Intelligent completion for Shell Mars well

WellDynamics has equipped the deepwater well with downhole valves to control water injection.

Halliburton and its Shell joint venture unit WellDynamics have successfully installed the first intelligent completion system on Shell E&P’s Mars field in the Gulf of Mexico. Working on the Mars tension leg platform in nearly 900 meters of water, the Mars A-16 injection well deployed Halliburton’s SmartWell intelligent completion equipment incorporating WellDynamics’ Accu-Pulse flow control system.

Accu-Pulse acctuator

Accu-Pulse allows for remote actuation of downhole interval control valves to regulate water injection between different zones – a world first for Shell. The interval control valve is hydraulically actuated by WellDynamics’ Surface Data Acquisition and Control System (SDACS). WellDynamics uses advanced intelligent well technology for surface controlled reservoir monitoring and management of multi-zone and multilateral wells.

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