Ian Anderson Camcon

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Camcon Oil Limited
Ian Anderson, Chief Operating Officer
Camcon Oil Limited
Owners of innovative, disruptive technology
Challenges for Innovative Product Developers
• Develop product for superior performance
• Introduce product to an established market
• Step up to the “technology push back” challenge
• Find early adopter to “champion” the product
• Secure access to full test facilities
• Establish reference installations
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Camcon Oil Limited
Owners of innovative, disruptive technology
Challenges for Innovative Product Developers
• Set out program to build credibility and presence
• Develop product strategy for market share
• Secure long term business development funding
• Understand and develop supply chain channels
• Establish reference installations
• Encourage users to embrace technology solutions
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Electronic Gas Lift
Why develop an intelligent, electronic gas lift product?
‘Side Pocket’ techniques lack flexible control and operation
• Well and field optimisation difficulties
• Labour intensive operations
• Frequent well interventions necessary
• Single point gas injection with fixed port size
• Injection pressure operated
• Occasional lost wells due wire line failure
• Little or no attention given to development
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Electronic Gas Lift - APOLLO
New generation Electronic Gas Lift Product
Not just “incremental change” to existing techniques
• Intelligent and flexible operation
• Remove reliance on Injection Pressure Operation
• Multiple orifice injection flow control
• Real time gas injection changes
• Pressure/Temperature readings at injection point
• Continuous production without intervention
• Field wide optimisation and control
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Electronic Gas Lift - APOLLO
Bringing intelligent operation to Gas Lift techniques
Optimising well and field wide production
• Improves operations efficiency for oil production
• Prolongs efficient oil production
• Reduces operational costs of production
• Supports real time gas injection changes
• Eliminates well intervention for gas changes
• No operations “overhead” for real time optimisation
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APOLLO - Intelligent Electronic Gas Lift
Side Pocket Gas Lift
I need to
be here!!
Production
Rate
Gas Injection
Rate
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APOLLO - Intelligent Electronic Gas Lift
Intelligent Electronic Gas Lift
APOLLO
is here!!
Production
Rate
Gas Injection
Rate
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APOLLO - Intelligent Electronic Gas Lift
A move away from “side pocket” valve techniques
Production Tubing Installation
• No wire line intervention
• Six independent gas injection points (3.5” config)
• Injection orifices customisable: 0.06” to 0.22”
• Surface control for down hole unit
• Power only when switching injection conditions
• Two pressure sensors
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APOLLO - Intelligent Electronic Gas Lift
Generic Technology and Intellectual Property
Binary Actuating Technology
• Permanent magnets hold armature against a spring
• Armature held in one of two stable positions
• No power required to hold armature in stable state
• Short electric pulse applied to break magnetic hold
• Stored energy catapults armature to opposite state
• Kinetic energy recaptured and stored in spring
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APOLLO - Intelligent Electronic Gas Lift
Gas Flow to Production Tubing
Pressure protection
valve
Actuator
Actuated
check valve
Gas injection
orifice
Production tubing
check valve
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APOLLO - Intelligent Electronic Gas Lift
Controlled intelligence from the surface
Cable clamped to production tubing
• Three wire connection to surface
• ¼” incoloy cable protection: 40,000 psi
• Supply power to actuator drivers
• Power only to change open/close state
• Transmit communications to/from unit
• Transmit pressure/temperature readings
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APOLLO - Intelligent Electronic Gas Lift
Surface Control Box
Remotely driven from control room
• Provides communications and power to unit
• Receives data from the unit at injection points
• Set for local or remote operation
• 24V DC or 115 … 230 VAC
• Suited to solar powered applications
• RS-485 communications protocol
• MODBUS interface protocol
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APOLLO - Intelligent Electronic Gas Lift
Product Summary
Key Operating Features and Benefits
• Deviated and heavily deviated wells
• Depleted and unstable wells
• Real time gas injection rate changes
• Real time pressure and temperature readings
• No intervention required for changes
• Not injection pressure dependent
• Field optimisation and control
• No intervention scheduling for gas injection changes
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Business Development priorities in India
• First installed units in Oman – on-going
• Business and product introduction to:
• Oil Operators
• Potential local business partners
• Identify and secure early adopters for pilot programs
• Identify and secure appropriate business partner
• Establish an APOLLO user reference base in India
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Summary
APOLLO is a digital, intelligent, electronically controlled,
real time gas injection product that is installed within the
production tubing.
This eliminates the need for side pocket mandrels, wire-line
retrievals or any well intervention technique to make
changes to the gas injection rates required to maintain
efficient production.
This enables the delivery of significant operational benefits
and enhancements to the oil operators, introducing
management and operational control far beyond the current
capabilities of existing solutions.
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