Dave Jellett

Pursuit is developing a stage evaluation testing tool that has capability to conduct flow analysis on each stage of a multi-stage horizontal well to determine pressure and fluid type. Real-time data from surface read-out confirms that a test is successful before moving on. The producer can complete processes to each problem stage to optimize total production.

The overall purpose of the tool is to measure the oil/water content for each individual stage, and, the pressure transients which are analysed to provide valuable reservoir parameters with only one trip into the well even when the wells require artificial lift to produce. This information can be used by clients to maximize oil production and reduce water production. Reducing water production reduces the operating costs of trucking, cleaning and disposing of produced water.