Archer launches downhole imaging and measurement services
Archer has launched a new generation of SPACE ultrasound imaging and measurement services, which apply ground-breaking ultrasonic techniques – such as phased-array beam-forming – to enable spatial understanding of the downhole environment.
The launch introduces SPACE Vernier, a service designed to maximize well life by measuring the internal and external dimensions of the entire wellbore to generate statistical analysis of localized damage and systemic corrosion. Archer says that the technology features a unique no contact design, which eliminates the risk of damage to the well tubing.
As part of the launch Archer has released a rebrand and technical upgrade of the original technology. The company says that SPACE Focus (formerly Forward Viewer) can now operate in temperatures of up to 135°C and pressures of up to 7,250 psi. SPACE Panorama (formerly Azimuthal Viewer) is now suitable for 150°C and 15,000 psi environments and is also available in a 21⁄8-in. size, making it suitable for a wider range of downhole applications.