Shell, StatoilHydro deployments push SmartWell count past 300

High end completion technology from WellDynamics for Agbami and 8 year, 1bn NOK frame agreement.

Shell/Halliburton joint venture Well-Dynamics has successfully deployed its ‘SmartWell’ intelligent well completion technology in Chevron’s Nigerian Agbami development. Abgami is operated by Chevron’s ‘Star’ deep water unit.

Dual zone

The dual-zone completion, a first for offshore West Africa, will balance production between zones and control water encroachment into the wellbore. The SmartWell is equipped with WellDynamics’ Direct Hydraulics and an Accu-Pulse downhole control system, multi-position HVC interval control valve and downhole gauges, as well as a multi-phase downhole flowmeter and an automated surface control system.


WellDynamics president and CEO Derek Mathieson said, ‘We are confident that our SmartWell technology will prove reliable and fit-for-purpose - and will help Star meet its financial, technological and operational goals.’ The field development plan consists of 20 oil producers, 12 water injectors and six gas injector wells with flow control, permanent monitoring, or both. The single-wellbore completions are expected to produce from, or inject into, two distinct sand units.


In a separate announcement, Well-Dynamics has been awarded two frame agreements for work in the Norwegian North Sea by StatoilHydro. These cover the installation of electronic flowmeters and gauges in SmartWell completions. This agreement is part of a 1 billion NOK, eight-year contract. Some 300 wells worldwide have now been equipped with WellDynamics’ SmartWell systems. More from

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