Statoil extended a multi-million dollar contract to purchase Permanent Downhole Monitoring Systems (PDMS) to its offshore fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The new agreement ensures the provision of downhole monitoring equipment to Statoil until the end of 2007 and has a value of between 18 and 25 million US dollars.
The PDMS equipment, which includes the new RQPG-HS gauge for extreme reservoir temperatures, will provide Statoil with reliable around-the-clock access to downhole information from any office location, improving reservoir management, well planning and resource exploitation. PDMS will provide mission-critical, real time pressure and temperature information from both Statoilís conventional and multi-zone intelligent wells.
The PDMS equipment is highly robust and reliable for onshore, offshore and subsea wells and is deployed in production, injection and observation wells as well as in conjunction with the instrumentation of highly complex multi-zone intelligent wells.
The PDMS equipment can be supplied as a stand-alone system or as a completely integrated system. PDMS typically provides information on reservoir pressure and temperature. Under the agreement with Statoil, the supplier will provide project planning, installation and maintenance services.