EV unveils innovative technology for oil wells
Dubai, December 1, 2013
EV, a global specialist in downhole video technology, has launched its Optis HD Electric line camera to the well intervention market, which can provide vital well diagnosis saving time and reducing risk.
A well intervention is an operation carried out on an oil or gas well during or at the end of its productive life, which alters the state of the well and/or well geometry, provides well diagnostics, or manages the production of the well
EV is the market leader in downhole video applications and has experienced strong growth in recent months with new international base openings in Dubai and Australia.
The revolutionary new technology, which spent three years in development, allows operators to stream colour video, using the latest video technology combined with sophisticated high speed telemetry and video compression techniques.
It has been designed for well integrity inspection and monitoring of downhole corrosion and mechanical damage and has successfully completed a wide run of 100 field trial jobs in Canada before becoming commercially released in the North Sea Gulf of Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Australia.
Commenting on the new technology, chief executive Francis Neill said: "The launch of our Optis HD Electric Line camera demonstrates a significant advancement in the application of wellbore camera technology, which we are delighted to bring to the global well intervention market."
“The technology has the capacity to stream colour video at up to 25 frames per second, using the latest in high speed telemetry. The camera creates high quality pictures downhole, allowing our clients to diagnose issues, resolving them quickly and reducing future risk which could have been labour intensive and costly to correct if they weren’t identified earlier,” he noted.
The new camera, he stated, features improved speeds and picture quality compared to similar downhole video cameras currently in the market, allowing for advanced inspection of oilfield surface equipment for integrity issues.
“We are constantly looking at ways we can evolve our product range in line with client requirements. Through our investment into research and development, we have managed to significantly improve the quality of pictures, particularly in marginal conditions by optimising both the lighting and lens, resulting in the highest quality camera and picture,” added Neill.
The company is focussing on expanding its international reach with future growth plans to enter key markets in West Africa, Middle East and Indonesia.
EV, which splits its headquarters between Norwich and Aberdeen, has a team of around 90 employees, 13 of whom work in the Aberdeen office. The company has 17 global bases.-TradeArabia News Service