Acoustic Conformance Xaminer® Service
Identifies and characterizes leaks and flow around the wellbore and behind pipe
Halliburton has a new-generation acoustic analysis tool that uses hydrophone array technology to locate and describe communication paths and flow areas—vertically and radially in the wellbore area in real time.
The array triangulates on the sound/flow source in or around the wellbore. The array analysis helps eliminate false picks off of frequency and magnitude shows that have more to do with the well structure than the leak source. The radial locator has proven invaluable in some wells that have been logged by identifying which annulus or component of a completions system is leaking.
The Acoustic Conformance Xaminer service also reduces time by providing a continuous mode to quickly identify areas of interest of possible leaks in the wellbore. In addition, it can accomplish stationary measurements to refine and reaffirm areas where leaks are identified by monitoring activity.