• Harsh, offshore environment
  • Large natural fractures with poor matrix quality rock
  • Inadequate understanding of fracture position and long-term production behavior
  • Two-trip completion design
  • Deployment of continuous fiber-optic system across the full wellbore
  • Deployed the SureCONNECT system to achieve fiber-optic, real-time monitoring across the entire wellbore, for the life of the well
  • Enabled operator to make data-driven decisions to optimize reservoir performance and proactively mitigate risks
  • Flawlessly executed installation without any HSE incidents

Case study details

Baker Hughes worked with a major operator offshore Scotland to implement a SureCONNECTTM downhole intelligent wet-mate system, to successfully link SureVIEWTM fiber-optic cable throughout the entire length of its offshore well. The operations resulted in successfully mating six optical fibers—each the size of a human hair—between the upper and lower completion, more than a mile below the earth’s surface. This was the first successful commercial deployment of SureCONNECT, which is a modular wet-mate system designed to enable downhole connection of electric and hydraulic lines, in addition to optical fiber deployed in this project.

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