SPOTLIGHT ON TECH OTC Puts High Tech in the Spotlight The 2007 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) -- scheduled from April 30 to May 3 in Houston -- recognizes 13 innovative technologies with the Spotlight on New Technology award. This awards program gives OTC exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their latest and most advanced technologies to more than 60,000 attendees. The winning technologies will be honored at the Spotlight on New Technology presentation on April 30 at 4 pm in the Rotunda Area outside Hall B on Level 1 of Reliant Center. Aker Kvaerner Well Services The industry has searched for an answer to removing wellbore scale build-up for years. Aker Kvaerner Well Service dedicated a significant amount of engineering effort to help solve this issue. The result: the development and commercialization of the Cone Crusher scale mill tool. The Cone Crusher assembly, run in conjunction with the PowerTrac Advance (PTA) wireline tractor, is set up with a special rotation adapter, mill gear and shock absorber for weight-on-bit control. The PTA tractor wheel section can be utilized as an anchoring device in vertical sections and an anchoring and forward thrust device in horizontal sections of the well. PowerTrac Cone Crusher Scale Mill The Cone Crusher techConcept. nology is based on a robust design where a main body with four cutting cones are rotating. Each cutting cone is free-rotating in its own axis independently of the main body RPM. Each cone has a unique cutting pattern, which crushes the scale, allowing the flow of oil or gas to resume. By running the Cone Crusher scale mill tool, operators have a valuable addition to the available methods for scale removal, especially in extended-reach and horizontal wells. The tool is an effective intervention method to restore well productivity and can be a costeffective alternative to coiled tubing services. Section V standard have proven that no debris can exit the gun during or after the shot. The NDG can be used with any standard shaped charge independent of size, geometry or explosive type. QC shots with shaped charges in a NDG setup have shown little or no penetration loss. FARO Technologies' FARO TrackArm Faro's portable computerized measurement devices replace obsolete hand tools and large, expensive fixed Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMS). The FARO TrackArm combines technology from two top-selling portable CMM's -- the FaroArm and FARO Laser Tracker -- to measure geometric features and directly import 3-D measurements into digital form for CAD model or part size verification. expanded into the shoe with no ID size restriction below the parent casing FORMlock expandable liner hanger/packer -- locates in the RC9 casing shoe and ties the linEXX liner to the previous casing strip linEXX solid expandable casing -- run below the FORMlock hanger with pre-expanded OD of 8 in. and expanded to 8.625 in. ID with 8.500 in. ID drift · RNX retrievable guide shoe: installed at the bottom of the linEXX string to guide the liner in the hole; and catEXX hydraulic, top-down expansion system. DYNAenergetic's No Debris Gun System (NDG) How clean can you get? Perforating jobs traditionally leave a lot of unwanted debris in the well. The interior of the perforation guns and the cases of the shaped charges are fragmented during the shot. To overcome this situation DYNAenergetics GmbH & Co KG has developed a new type of perforating gun system. This patent pending No-Debris Gun System (NDG) leaves essentially no debris in the well. The basic idea behind this is to close the shot holes in the gun after the shot. This is achieved by an internal sliding sleeve. Tests with the NDG made in accordance with the new API RP 19b linEXX Solid Expandable Monobore Liner Extension System The linEXX Solid Expandable Monobore Liner Extension System optimizes casing configurations for drilling deeper or isolating trouble zones without reducing critical hole size. The system consists of: · RC9 series recess casing shoe: installed with the previous 9 5/8 in. (or 9 7/8 in.) casing strip to enable the liner to be anchored on the bottom of the parent casing and the The FaroArm uses optical encoders, advanced error coding and temperature compensation technology to record 3-D points on items ranging from palm-sized to 12 ft. The FARO Laser Tracker X uses laser targets and Xtreme ADM technology to measure items up to 230 ft. TrackArm users can seamlessly move between the tracker and arm by using a laser target mounted directly on the FaroArm. This enables the user to measure in large Aker Kvaerner Subsea Aker Kvaerner's SeaBooster increases production rate of oil wells requiring local pressure support by injecting sea water. The system allows the water injection system to be located close to the actual wells, avoiding installation of expensive flow lines and topside water injection pump at a host platform. In cases of limited topside platform space and in deep waters, this is a very cost-effective and energy-saving option. The SeaBooster system has the capability of handling high flow rates, up to approximately 151,000 bbl/day, and generating high differential pressures, up to approximately 4,100 psi, for both fracture and continuous pressure support modes of operation. It includes a filtration module for subsea solids removal prior to injection into the reservoir to avoid plugging the formation, as well as provisions for chemical injection to prevent souring the reservoir. The SeaBooster is driven by a proven fresh water/glycol-filled electric motor supplied to Aker Kvaerner Subsea by Hayward Tyler. In comparison to an oil-filled motor, reliability is improved and installation costs and risks are mitigated by using this type of motor. For the water-filled motor used with the SeaBooster, the system for providing the necessary pressure monitoring and maintenance capability is simplified, resulting in a more robust and cost-optimized system. SeaBooster April, 2007 · MarineNews · 37
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