AD250 – Case Study 4

CASE STUDY 4 - AD250 WIRELESS

(DST) DRILL STEM TESTING - WIRELESS REAL TIME MONITORING

CLIENTS

Multiple Australian O&G Operators

WELL TYPE

Exploration Wells - DST Operations

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION

AD250 Wireless Downhole Gauge System

CHALLENGE

Pro-Test Pty Ltd is the premier onshore Drill Stem Testing firm in Australia and has performed 1,600 DSTs since commencing operations in 2009. In response to Australian operators requests for real time DST data, and the inability of EM telemetry to provide this reliably in the Cooper Basin, Pro-Test and Acoustic Data agreed to perform trials with the AD250 Wireless Downhole Gauge mounted inside the Pro-Test drill string. In order to establish viability of the AD250 Wireless Downhole Gauge System for DST real time telemetry, initial trials were conducted in tandem with memory gauges in the Surat Basin. A direct comparison of data quality was achieved.

OUTCOME

The tables below present the trial results with a single AD250 Wireless PDHG without repeater, transmitting data to surface at 1-minute intervals.

SOLUTION

DST trials 1-7 demonstrated that a single AD250 Wireless Downhole Gauge can produce useful real time data to 1900m in the Cooper – Eromanga Basin. Reliability of consistent data is influenced by rig noise and attenuation through the drill string and surface clamp.

CASE STUDY UPDATE: Pro-Test successfully utilised the AD250 Wireless Gauge & Repeater Technology throughout their Air Assisted Flow Test campaign in the Surat Basin as a method for real-time downhole pressure and temperature monitoring without a depth limitation.

SURAT BASIN TRIAL
TRIALDEPTH
TEST PERIOD
RESULTS
DST-1692m2h:58mUseable data received. Sensor clamp rigidity identified as a potential issue.
DST-2564m3h:23mUseable data received. Data more reliably transmitted without slips in place.
DST-3503m3h:47mUseable data received. Better with mud pumps off and minimising all rig noise.
DST-4628m0h:19mUseable data received. Clamp not affixed to pipe rigidly.
DST-5498m2h:57mUseable data received. AD250 real time chart tracked inside gauge data.
DST-6481m4h:02mUseable data received. AD250 real time chart tracked
inside gauge data.

COOPER - EROMANGA BASIN TRIAL
TRIALDEPTH
TEST PERIOD
RESULTS
DST-71914m10h:32mUseable data received. Better once mud pumps were turned off and rig noise minimised. AD250 real time chart tracked inside gauge data.

REAL-TIME AD250 WIRELESS DOWNHOLE GAUGE
vs DATACAN MEMORY GAUGE

DataCan ¾”, 6,000psi piezo gauges were run in the inside and outside pressure recorder subs.
The overlay chart represents AD250 Wireless Downhole Gauge vs DataCan gauges when
corrected for hydrostatic differential pressure due to different locations in the drill string.


 
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