Archer, the global oilfield services company, 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 true spatial understanding of the downhole environment.
The launch introduces SPACE Vernier, a service designed to maximise well life by measuring the internal and external dimensions of the entire wellbore to generate statistical analysis of localised damage and systemic corrosion. 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 its original SPACE technology. SPACE Focus (formerly Forward Viewer) can now operate in temperatures of up to 135°C and pressures of up to 7250 psi. SPACE Panorama (formerly Azimuthal Viewer) is now suitable for 150°C and 15 000 psi environments and is also available in a 2 1/8 in. size, making it suitable for a wider range of downhole applications.