ENI SpA is operating several thousand producing oil & gas wells (on-shore, off-shore, sub-sea, both natural flowing and artificial lift equipped wells). Most of these wells, especially in mature assets, are not equipped with a permanent downhole Pressure and Temperature monitoring sensor.
ENI is looking for suitable instrumentation that can be retrofitted in these existing wells, suitable for long term downhole measurement and preferably able to transmit wirelessly the data to the surface well head. Part of the challenge is to install and anchor the sensor in the wells.
Being able to continuously monitor these wells will allow our client to better understand the reservoir’s behavior and enable suitable actions to improve reservoir management and production performances. The objective of this request is to have real time monitoring of the wells.
Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan
Phase 1 – Proof of Concept (PoC)
- Demonstration of a working sensor in a client specified setting, including the measuring properties and transmitting of data to a receiving device
- Demonstration of a method to install and anchor the sensor
- Initial evaluation of sensor costs
Phase 2 – Sensor optimization
- Further optimization of operating parameters and performance before going to large scale use.