Baker Hughes Introduces Wireline Service to Deliver Precise Pressure Data

FTeX automated downhole service helps identify well production potential as early as first logging run

HOUSTON – (May 5, 2015) – Baker Hughes announced today the commercial release of its FTeX™ advanced formation pressure testing service, which uses downhole automation and real-time control of an intelligent packer and pump configuration to deliver critical formation data— including pressure profiles, fluid contact and mobility information—reliably, accurately and efficiently. The data offers an earlier and better understanding of the reserves in place so operators can quickly identify the production potential of a well.

Leveraging adaptive software, the FTeX service automates the operation sequence downhole to optimize tool controls and test parameters with minimal input from surface personnel—reducing data inconsistencies and inaccuracies that often result from manual testing. The service adapts to the formation response encountered during the initial drawdown to define the optimal parameters for subsequent drawdowns, in real time, leading to increased data accuracy and efficiency.

“Running the FTeX service with Baker Hughes’ other leading wireline technologies reduces the number of logging runs, saving rig time and cost. The service’s combination of advanced technology, efficient operations and downhole automation delivers some of the fastest, most accurate measurements in the industry,” said Mariano Gargiulo, Vice President of Wireline Services.

The FTeX service is the latest development in Baker Hughes’ strategy to improve well efficiency, optimize production and increase ultimate recovery.

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Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's 53,000 employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources.

FTeX Advanced Wireline Formation Pressure Testing Service

Our FTeX™ advanced wireline formation pressure testing service delivers reliable and accurate pressure data by combining downhole automation with real-time control.

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