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January 29, 2018

Press Release

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has successfully completed field testing of its wireless intelligent completions technology, PulseEight.

With funding support from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, Tendeka installed a PulseEight downhole device and a newly developed PulseEight surface system with OMV Group in Austria last month. During the installation, various operations were undertaken to test the downhole device and prove the surface decoding system.

John Hunter, Tendeka’s Emergent Technology Director, said: “Our initial two-week trial was a complete success and we actually overachieved what we planned to do. We demonstrated accurate two-way wireless communication in a flowing gas well and proved that the data and results could be shared over the cloud to anyone connected.

“The technology will continue to be trialled and tested at the site over the next few months as we explore commercial opportunities. Our team will also be developing the technology for use in other new and emergent products.”

CEO Brad Baker added: “In the oil and gas industry, early stage installations are hard to come by in live wells. We appreciate the continued support from both OMV Group and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre for recognising the potential of this important technology. This trial has allowed us to demonstrate the full capabilities of PulseEight as the sector’s first cloud connected wireless intelligent completion system.

“The impact on the industry of fully wireless data and control is significant and will allow more optimised well planning and ultimately greater recovery.”

Tendeka’s PulseEight system uses unique pressure pulse telemetry to channel wireless communication between a well’s downhole monitoring and control system and the wellhead. The company has now increased the offering to include an autonomous data decoding system which allows the seamless transmission of well data to any location in the world.

Commissioned as either a standalone surface unit with cloud data management or embedded on existing well control systems, PulseEight Surface allows the user to see real-time the data transmitted from the reservoir. The system autonomously measures surface choke changes and confirms that the surface to device pulse sequence is correct.

For more information on PulseEight, visit: www.tendeka.com/pulseeight

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December 15, 2017

Press Release

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has been awarded funding from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre to advance further field testing of its wireless intelligent completions technology, PulseEight.

The funding will help Tendeka install a PulseEight downhole device and a newly developed PulseEight surface system with OMV Group in Austria. During the installation, various operations will be undertaken to test the downhole device and prove the surface decoding system.

Tendeka’s PulseEight system was launched earlier this year and uses unique pressure pulse telemetry to channel wireless communication between a well’s downhole monitoring and control system and the wellhead. The company has now increased the offering to include an autonomous data decoding system which allows the seamless transmission of well data to any location in the world.

Commissioned as either a standalone surface unit with cloud data management or embedded on existing well control systems, PulseEight Surface allows the user to see real-time the data transmitted from the reservoir. The system autonomously measures surface choke changes and confirms that the surface to device pulse sequence is correct.

John Hunter, Tendeka’s Emergent Technology Director, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the Technology Centre team as there is a real focus and knowledge on early installations and operator involvement. All along, the team has understood the clear benefits of this technology and how it can help maximise recovery, both locally and across the world.

“The funding has enabled us to undertake a much wider and more comprehensive field trial of our PulseEight system in Austria.”

CEO Brad Baker added: “The future of our industry will in part rely on innovation that allows for more recovery per dollar spent.  It is often the Oilfield Service sector that provides this innovation.  Smaller advanced technologically focused companies like Tendeka are not burdened by mandated cycle times and large commodity portfolios to keep busy and can innovate quicker and more efficaciously.  We appreciate the funding from the Technology Centre to help make this innovative idea a reality.”

Malcolm Banks, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s Well Construction Solution Centre Manager, said: “A key part of our remit is to accelerate the development and deployment of new technology and the Tendeka field trial is a great example of this. We want to reduce well construction costs by 50% and we need innovative solutions to achieve this. We hope the field trial is a success and look forward to finding out the results.”

For further information on our PulseEight device, please go to: www.tendeka.com/pulseeight

Crane holding PulseEight in a field trial

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November 20, 2017

As part of November’s Health & Wellbeing initiative at Tendeka, we set up food bank boxes in some of our regional offices.  Colleagues were asked to contribute non-perishable foods to donate to a local food banks.  A huge thank you to everyone who generously contributed.

 

Tendeka staff at the Houston Foodbank

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November 3, 2017

Following on from his success at the Press and Journal Gold Awards 2017, our Advanced Completions Director John Hunter was named as the winner of the Ultimate Gold Award at last night’s Oil & Gas UK Awards.

The event at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre was hosted by Justin Webb, co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. This year’s Press & Journal Gold Award finalists were put forward for the Ultimate Gold Award, which were judged by an independent panel. John was crowned the winner ahead of Peterson and Ray Riddoch of Nexen for his outstanding contribution to the oil & gas industry.

All of us at Tendeka are extremely proud of the achievement. Congratulations, John

 

Sending our Congratulations to all other winners and finalists: Oil & Gas UK Awards results

man holding award at the Oil & Gas UK Awards

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September 11, 2017

We are delighted to announce that our Advanced Completions Director John Hunter (below left) has won the Press and Journal Gold Awards 2017 category of Best Employee of the Year.

This special event took place at the Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen, on Friday 8th September, as was hosted BBC presenter Steph McGovern.

Celebrating the win with John was our CTO Annabel Green and Engineering Manager Damien Patton.

Well done, John – well deserved!

 

 

 

Annabel Green and 2 holidng an award

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September 1, 2017

For the second year in a row, Tendeka participated and sponsored the Ridge Day, in Stavanger, Norway during August.

Surrounded by plenty of fine-tuned horse power in the Stavanger Porsche building, guests and sponsors had the pleasure of listening to inspiring stories and presentations, all focused around the theme of Courage. This was underpinned by speaker Norwegian BASE jumper and skier Karina Hollekim, who shared her own experience of courage.  Whilst enjoying good food and entertainment, there was the opportunity to meet and discuss with fellow guests.

Tendeka Scandinavia Area Manager, Karianne Amundsen commented, “The event was very good in that it highlighted that nothing great is achieved by doing things the way they have always been done. And in our case, continuous technology advancement requires the courage to challenge the norms and do things differently.”

A big well done to Ridge for yet again another super event, we are already looking forward to next year!

For further details about Ridge visit:  www.ridge.no

We highly recommend that you watch the following TEDx talk by Karina Hollekim:

Tendeak Advanced Completions pop up stand

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July 26, 2017

Tendeka is delighted to learn it has been shortlisted for two categories in the Press and Journal Gold Awards; the ‘Innovation award’ and the ‘Best Employee Award.’

The company has been shortlisted for the innovation award and John Hunter, Advanced Completions Director at Tendeka, has been shortlisted for the best employee award. This exciting announcement celebrates Tendeka’s specialised portfolio of completion systems and services, underpinned by its highly experienced team who are committed to delivering innovative and flexible solutions to global clients.

The very best of the industry will be celebrated, and winners will be announced on Friday, September 8th at a prestigious black tie event held at the Marcliffe Hotel Aberdeen, hosted by BBC’s Steph McGovern.

Finalists - Press and Journal Gold Awards logo

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July 3, 2017

By Anna Petitt

After graduating with a first-class honours degree in French and German and gaining experience working for operators during my studies, I was keen to further develop my skills in the oil industry. The Tendeka Graduate Programme* appealed to me by being able to use my language skills with customers and gaining technical experience working for a leading service company.

When I joined Tendeka in August 2013, the programme had just been launched.  There was no set programme, therefore it gave flexibility and allowed me to adapt as opportunities presented.  For my first two years I worked as a Graduate Technical Support Co-ordinator which gave me a good technical grounding in completions and our product portfolio. The day-to-day job involved speaking to customers (especially the francophone ones), creating simulations and liaising with the product line to find an appropriate solution, putting together quotes and subsequent follow up at PO stage. Later in the programme, I became Account Manager for our UK clients with a specifically assigned project on how to increase business with a UK operator after which I presented my findings to senior management. This was an effective way of putting my strategic thinking skills to the test and to take ownership of a project.

Being the first graduate on the programme, a lot of my training was on the job but it meant it gave me the opportunity to feedback and improve the programme, for example, introducing the OPITO course in Oilwell Technology to give a more in-depth insight into drilling and completions which to date nine people have now been enrolled on. In addition, specific in-house modules were also introduced to fill in any knowledge gaps, such as finance or legal.

Since the completion of the programme in 2016, I now work as Tendeka’s Market Development Manager. This is an exciting, challenging role where I am responsible for managing our business partners worldwide. This involves assessing, appointing and training our agents throughout the world and evaluating new markets through data analysis. I enjoy the interaction with people from different cultures – I’ve taken up Russian and Chinese since I’ve started working at Tendeka – and the opportunity to travel is a perk of the role for me.

It is good to see the graduate programme continuing, and new blood coming through!  Being part of a small company means that that you are not seen as a number, and allows the programme to be tailored to suit an individual’s strengths and interests.

*Since 2013, Tendeka’s programme has seen 4 members of staff successfully ‘graduate’, with another 2 recently joining the team.

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June 22, 2017

By Annabel Green, Chief Technology Officer

This year the long running SPE European Formation Damage event had fallen victim to the prolonged downturn and had been downgraded from a full conference to a workshop, but that did not stop the committee from organising lively and informative sessions on 7th and 8th June.

A broad range of formation damage and sand control topics were covered, and my presentation on preventing sand failure in water injectors, introducing our recently launched Cascade3 technology, was first up on the Thursday.  This was well received by a lively and engaged audience, sparking further debate of this challenging topic from the assembled experts.  Some of these discussions are continuing beyond this event for me, with both existing and new contacts from this workshop.

The more informal setting of a workshop allowed greater debate and informed insight from the high number of recognised industry experts in attendance.   These discussions frequently expanded into the coffee breaks, lunches, and new topics were spontaneously added as the debates progressed, proving great interest to all.   The evenings were filled with sunshine, (surprisingly) good wine and al fresco dinners in the beautiful setting of Budapest, and even some unplanned adventures as we took some misguided shortcuts while exploring the hilly but impressive Buda district.

If I was to have any criticism at all, it would be the Danube was disappointingly not blue at all, and the 4am rise to return to Budapest airport for the journey home was most unwelcome – although considerably enlivened by the unfolding results of the UK general election.

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May 24, 2017

Tendeka has been awarded additional work scope with Statoil Petroleum in Norway. The additional scope covers the provision of specialist sand screens and inflow control technologies for the new Cat-J rigs, Askeladden and Askepott. Statoil have awarded this for a period of 4-years with the option to extend by two additional 2-year periods.

The two Cat-J rigs are operated under the Oseberg and Gullfaks licences, located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. They are tailor-made for harsh environment, shallow wells operating in depths of up to 150m and with drilling capabilities of up to 10,000m.  The arrival of these two new rigs in the second quarter of 2017 will ensure continued development of the Oseberg and Gullfaks fields.

Gary Smart, Chief Executive Officer of Tendeka said:

“We look forward to working with the Gullfaks and Oseberg teams to provide operational efficiencies and production optimisation, in line with that shown previously on Troll.  This award strengthens our relationship with Statoil and highlights our continued commitment to the North Sea”

As part of this award, Tendeka has been granted a non-exclusive work scope for the further supply of sand screens, inflow control and swellable packers to a broader range of assets within the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Kjeragbolten boulder, Norway