SPE18144-MS “Permanent Downhole Gauges Selection for HPHT and Fractured Basement Reservoirs”, Vietnam H.V. Pham, Cuulong JOC; C.A. Green, G Frac; C Yapp, Weatherford; T.M. Le and A. Butt, Cuulong JOC.
This paper describes a methodology used by an Operator to address the significant challenges of selecting gauges for high temperature reservoir monitoring. The work details how the extensive qualification/testing process was successfully applied to select suitable gauges. Four major areas were addressed using this methodology, which are necessary in order to ensure success. Application of the methodology has led to a 100% success rate for recently installed gauges and application of this system.