The FTeX advanced formation-pressure-testing service from Baker Hughes uses downhole automation and real-time control of an intelligent packer-and-pump configuration to deliver critical formation data—including pressure profiles, fluid contacts, and mobility information—reliably, accurately, and efficiently. The data offer an earlier and better understanding of the reserves in place so operators can quickly identify the production potential of a well. Leveraging adaptive software, the FTeX service automates the operation sequence downhole to optimize tool controls and test parameters with minimal input from surface personnel, thereby reducing data inconsistencies and inaccuracies that often result from manual testing. The service adapts to the formation response encountered during the initial drawdown to define the optimal parameters for subsequent drawdowns, in real time, leading to increased data accuracy and efficiency. Running the FTeX service with other wireline technologies reduces the number of logging runs, saving rig time and cost. The service’s combination of advanced technology, efficient operations, and downhole automation delivers some of the fastest, most-accurate measurements in the industry. The FTeX service is the latest development in Baker Hughes’ strategy to improve well efficiency, optimize production, and increase ultimate recovery.
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