Repsol Sinopec Brazil, Ouro Negro and PUC-Rio expand technological partnership

Repsol Sinopec Brazil, Ouro Negro and the Mechanical Engineering Department of PUC-Rio’s Technical and Scientific Center (CTC/PUC-Rio) are expanding their technological partnership, developing a through tubing logging profiling tool to assess cement quality in lined wells.

“The proposal is to have a tool that enables the detection of cement anomalies in the adjacent layer and not only in the layer closest to the tool, as occurs in the case of solutions that are currently available in the marketplace, thus avoiding the removal of the production tubing to perform this operation,” explains Támara García, Research and Innovation Manager at Repsol Sinopec Brazil. Put more simply, while the current technology allows one to ‘see’ the integrity of the cement only when it is closer to the tool, the solution that will be developed by the three partners will make it possible to have a powerful ‘vision’, going beyond a single wall. “The potential in both well abandonment and interventions is enormous,” she adds.

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