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  • Real-time well surveillance data is critical to make decisions about optimizing production, reducing risks, and ultimately maximizing returns. But, historically obtaining that data has been a challenge, due to the complexity of running and connecting lines long distances down hole and because of long-term reliability concerns in extreme environments. Operators are often operating blindly in terms of what is going on down hole, especially in the pay zone.

    The SureCONNECT™ downhole intelligent wet-mate system was developed to solve this ongoing issue. This modular system enables connection and re-connection of upper completion components to the lower completion with hydraulic, electric, and/or fiber-optic lines. Operators can now achieve real-time, interventionless monitoring and control across the entire wellbore of multi-trip completions—enabling data-driven decisions to optimize reservoir performance and proactively mitigate risks for the life of the well.

    The SureCONNECT system utilizes a downhole wet-mate connector that houses up to five channels and comes together to connect the upper and lower completions. Each channel supports two hydraulic lines, one electric line, or one six-fiber line. Using this modular approach, operators can choose the lines they want to include without customizing and designing a new system, driving reliability and consistency. For the first time, operators can achieve fiber-optic, real-time distributed temperature sensing (DTS) and distributed acoustic sending (DAS) monitoring across the entire wellbore.

    The system is also compatible with other downhole technologies used to shut off zones and optimize production, creating standardization across intelligent completion designs. The data provides a better understanding of the performance of natural fractures, complimenting existing conventional well surveillance data to drive better placement decisions in future field developments. The SureCONNECT system also eliminates the need to remove an operational lower completion during workover operations, significantly decreasing rig time, HSE risks, and equipment costs.

    Contact your local BHGE representative to learn how the SureCONNECT system can help you achieve fullbore well monitoring and control for the life of your well.

    Applications

    • Multi-trip completions
    • Offshore, subsea, and other complex completion designs

    Benefits

    • Allows downhole connection of electric, hydraulic, and fiber-optic lines in multi-trip completions
    • Enables fullbore well monitoring, control, and flow profiling
    • Delivers increased reliability with modular line connections
    • Optimizes field and reservoir performance with actionable data-driven insights
    • Reduces workover times and operating risks

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