Tendeka wins Austrian sandface completion contract

June 23, 2015

Tendeka, the provider of completions systems and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, has secured a contract with an international oil and gas company for the installation of sand face completion technology in Austria.

The installation will include FloRight Ultra premium screens with the market-leading FloSure autonomous inflow control devices (AICDs) plus SwellRight packers and sleeves.

The application is a brownfield development and requires AICD technology in order to reduce water cut and unwanted gas production in the latest development phase with horizontal wells. Tendeka was selected for the contract due to the exceptional performance of its FloSure AICDs in increasing oil recovery rates and the flexibility to adjust setting at the rig site based on reservoir data obtained during drilling.

Derek Taylor, Tendeka vice president for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, said: “The FloSure AICD has enjoyed strong uptake in this region with over 10,000 AICDs deployed to date.  The proven value this technology can provide to our clients means we are continually expanding our client base.”

Sand screens will be deployed across the full length of the 500m lateral with up to 140 AICDs planned to be run in the well as part of the six-figure contract which marks the first ever AICD installation in the European land market.

In horizontal oil wells, uneven production due to reservoir heterogeneity and frictional losses in the completion can lead to early water or gas breakthrough, resulting in lost recovery, lost revenues and reduced well life. Levelling out the inflow profile results using inflow control technology can delay water or gas breakthrough but once it does occur Tendeka’s AICD will self-adjust to choke back zones were unwanted water or gas breakthrough has occurred thereby promoting oil production.

The award-winning FloSure AICD has been deployed successfully in light and heavy oil wells to overcome water or gas breakthrough and ensure uniform production longevity, increasing production rates by up to 50% in comparison to passive inflow control technology.