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EQT Production Company, working in Ohio, wanted to avoid damaging its fiber optic cable installation during perforating operations in a horizontal well. It was critical to correctly position the perforation charges away from the cable to avoid costly damage.

EQT contacted Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), for help in detecting the blast protector hardware placed on the outside of the casing. BHGE, using its HRVRT™ high-resolution Vertilog™ service was able to detect the unique features of the external blast protector hardware. The BHGE ControlView™ control-line detection service was used to accurately provide orientation of the cable in relation to the high side of the borehole.

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Challenges & Results
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Challenges

  • Log in horizontal well
  • Detect blast protector hardware placed outside casing
  • Determine orientation of fiber optic cable

Results

  • Protected costly equipment during perforating operations
  • Provided accurate orientation of fiber optic cable