Well-SENSE Technology Ltd. - FLI Fiberline Intervention - 2018 Award

Downhole technology specialist, Well-SENSE, has been awarded the prestigious Intervention Technology Award from the Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) for its pioneering FiberLine Intervention (FLI) Technology.

2018-Winner-Well Sense

This highly-sought after accolade recognises outstanding technical innovation or application of well intervention technology which reduces risk, increases production, improves safety and minimises environmental impact.

The Aberdeen-based company was also awarded the ICoTA Europe Innovation Award in November 2017.

Receiving the award, Tad Bostick, Well-SENSE Inc. Western Hemisphere commercial director, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive the prestigious Intervention Technology Award from ICoTA, who have once again recognised the value our FLI technology can deliver to the industry.

“FLI is an entirely new approach to well intervention for the purpose of data capture and well profiling. It significantly reduces the cost and risks associated with traditional wireline logging. It can gather field wide or single well distributed data over time and depth simultaneously, for a greater understanding of the well and reservoir environment.

“In contrast to traditional intervention methods such as wireline, slick line and coil tubing which require large amounts of surface equipment and personnel, the FLI system is unique in that it uses a compact and disposable fiber optic probe and lays bare line into the well which does not need to be recovered. ‘Rigging up’, data capture and ‘rigging down’ is usually completed within a couple of hours, with the probe and fibre optic dropped downhole to quickly dissolve in the well environment.”

This innovative and disruptive technology is delivering significant cost savings by avoiding the non-productive downtime usually associated with intervention operations, but more importantly has a dramatic effect in helping to address integrity challenges and ultimately increase production. Active-FLI components include HD cameras for real-time video streaming and tractor driven conveyancing to access horizontal or highly deviated wells.

Well-SENSE, alongside ClearWELL, Well-Centric, and the recently launched Pragma, is part of the FrontRow Energy Technology Group.

ICoTA International’s Annual Intervention Technology Award recognizes outstanding technical innovation or application of technology for well intervention. The application of the new intervention technology or technique should demonstrate; reduced risk, increased production, improved safety or minimized environmental impact.

Tad Bostick, Well-SENSE Inc. Western Hemisphere commercial director, received the trophy from Todd Green, Senior Chairman of ICoTA at the SPE/ICoTA Well Intervention and Coiled Tubing Conference & Exhibition, held in The Woodlands, Texas.

To find out more details about its various applications see the website www.well-sense.co.uk or download the FLI brochure.

There were 18 total submissions with 5 finalists chosen to present. Very close contenders (in no particular order) short-listed for this year’s award were:

  • ComTrac Carbon Composite Rod Conveyance System - Archer
  • Pressure Deployment CT System - Schlumberger
  • Intelligent Injector - Baker Hughes GE
  • Expandable E-Line Milling Bit for Removing Scale & Hardware Through Restrictions - Welltec