Proven Pressure Control Pioneers Lead the Way

Every great technology and innovation is proven by early adopters. They are the ones who conduct the due diligence and research the offering before using it in a real-world situation. They’re the leaders of the pack and the ones who others look to for confidence before making the right decision.

For those involved in the pressure control activities within the Oil and Gas industry, our team at Intelligent Wellhead Systems (IWS) is proud to present some of the success stories and testimonials from those who have seen great value in our inVision System offering. Thank you for being a leader in our industry and for setting the stage for all those who will follow you in making the right decision.

Case Studies

Case Study Feature image of the inVision System in place on an offshore rig

Case Study - Offshore

PERFORMANCE AND VALUE OF IWS SYSTEM IN OFFSHORE CT OPERATIONS

Intelligent Wellhead Systems (IWS) mobilized one of the inVision Systems to the MODU Helix Q5000 in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of this deployment was to provide exposure to a new technology that BP America could potentially utilize to bring value to a variety of well intervention operations.

In IWS’s opinion, the inVision System provided information that benefited BP America both in safety and monetary terms. This case study highlights the technical and business aspects.

Case Study Feature image of the inVision System in a snubbing service operation

Case Study - Snubbing

PERFORMANCE AND VALUE OF IWS SYSTEM IN SNUBBING INTERVENTIONS

In late 2016, Intelligent Wellhead Systems (IWS) mobilized one of the inVision Systems to the Fox creek area in support of a stand alone snubbing unit working on a four well pad for Chevron Canada.

The purpose of these four jobs was to install 73mm (2.7/8”) production tubing strings.

Well and Equipment:

  • 285k Stand Alone Snubbing Unit.
  • Well Depths: confidential
  • Surface Pressure: HIGH
  • PCE 179mm (7.062”) x 70 MPA (10M) fully guided BOP stack.
  • inVision 130mm (5.125”) x 103Mpa (15M) pancake system.

The well pressures at surface made it necessary to stage the BHAs and all tubing couplings utilizing stripping rams.

The inVision System provided information that allowed the snubbing unit operator to improve efficiency and safety during the trips.

Case Study Feature image of the inVision Spool installed below a Blow Out Preventer

Case Study - Coiled Tubing Intervention

H2S COILED TUBING VELOCITY STRING

In April of 2017, Intelligent Wellhead Systems (IWS) mobilized one of the inVision Systems to the Rocky Mountain House area of northern Alberta to assist on a Coiled Tubing job for Shell Canada.

The job involved pulling out a velocity string for inspection on a 2% H2S live gas well. The velocity string had a downhole data acquisition system installed. The client wished to add layer of protection to the job by utilizing the inVision System during the job to confirm position of the BHA during retrieval. The job was performed over a 3-day period in the spring of 2017.

WELL AND EQUIPMENT:

  • 80 K x 2” Coiled Tubing Unit.
  • Well Depth: Confidential
  • Surface Pressure: Confidential
  • Surface Gas Content: 2% H2S gas to surface.
  • PCE: 130mm (5.125”) x 70 MPA (10M) Quad BOP stack.
  • inVision 130mm (5.125”) x 103Mpa (15M) pancake system with crossovers to the other PCE equipment.

The inVision System provided information that allowed the coiled tubing unit operator to improve efficiency and safety during the retrieval of the velocity string.

Testimonials

Jamie Wagner

Sr HES Field Rep, Chevron Canada

“The risk of a loss of well control due to inaccurate coiled tubing depth counters and operator error has all but been eliminated. This tool is a game changer in my opinion and will eliminate serious risks.”

Mike Lepage

Snubbing Operator, High Arctic Energy Services

“The spool gives the operator 100% confidence the coupling is in the staging chamber…Since we started using the spool it feels unsafe to run without it.”

Ryan Yost

OCR, Range Resources

“This tool should be used on every live well. This thing pays for itself again and again.”