Sercel announced that its subsidiary Metrolog has launched iScope, an industry-first downhole monitoring system for fast, efficient and frequent retrieval of pressure and temperature data during well testing operations. By deploying iScope, reservoir and well testing engineers can access and obtain in real time a conclusive interpretation of well pressure build-up data in order to optimize the time and capital outlay required for the well testing phase.
Integrating Metrolog’s widely proven iQuartz pressure and temperature memory gauges, iScope is deployed as a single element of a standard Drill Stem Test (DST). At any time, pressure and temperature data measured by the gauges can be sent via wireless technology to an iScope shuttle deployed from the well platform. This simple and cost-effective process enables easy and frequent data harvesting in order to monitor the well testing operation in real time.