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Application Across the Oil and Gas Industry

Weatherford has pioneered the use of photonics to deliver products and solutions that make our customers of the oil and gas industry more competitive, more responsive and more secure.

Oil reserves such as the bitumen Alberta oil sands present operators with the toughest challenges for extraction. The thick tar-like hydrocarbon requires the use of specialized techniques, such as in-situ thermal recovery, where oil is heated in place to mobilize and recover it. The LxData™ monitoring system offers state-of-the-art, multi-point-temperature and pressure-monitoring capabilities suited to your unique projects, including the most challenging steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) wells.

To date, more than 100 LxData systems have been successfully deployed in North America, including more than ten customers in the Alberta oil sands, where it has been field-proven to improve operational best practices, reduce operational costs and enhance safety.

Drawing on these successes, the LxData system enables operators worldwide to:

  • Manage data in real time at the well, pad, or field, including data for reservoir and production engineering
  • Characterize and monitor steam distribution and chamber growth accurately during startup and production
  • Determine flow profile to optimize steam injection
  • Identify potential steam breakthroughs
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