FTeX service provided accurate pressure data in one-third the time
Cuu Long Joint Operating company, a major operator in Vietnam, needed to determine the current formation pressure regime in a depleted clastic reservoir. The pressure data would be important information for updating the dynamic model and managing the offshore reservoir.
The major challenge to obtaining the necessary data was the formation’s low mobility. The operator had tried traditional formation testers, but they had failed to deliver the required information.
Other challenges included acquiring the pressure data with minimal time on wall, avoiding packer seal loss, and perfroming the pressure testing in high overbalance conditions with lost circulation material (LCM) in the well.
Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), deployed its Formation Test eXplorerTM (FTeX™) automated formation pressure testing service with a standard FTeX packer to achieve the customer’s objectives. This would be the first application of the FTeX service in the Asia Pacific region.
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