Downhole Oil Parameter Sensor

Back to Case Studies
When surveying for oil, the cost of running a rig in the North Sea is £100k’s per day. If the drill hits an unknown substance, the material at the tip is assessed by sending a canister down the centre of the drill and recovering a sample whilst maintaining  contents at pressure (1000bar). The analysis is then carried out in a land-based laboratory - a process that may take days. During this time the rig is inactive and accruing costs.
Sentec’s client for this development programme was a leading petrochemical survey company. Working together in close collaboration, Sentec developed a sensor to measure density and viscosity of the drill hole fluids in-situ. The sensor’s continuous density and viscosity measurement downhole far exceeds the capabilities of lab-based equipment.
Following successful field trials, Sentec’s prototype was transferred to manufacture and remains in production today.

More Case Studies

Manufacturing Equipment Development

View Case Study

Manufacturing Equipment for Pharmaceutical Packaging Inspection

View Case Study

Solar Owl – Innovative Noise Pollution Monitor

View Case Study

Get In Touch

+44 1223 303800
info@sentec.co.uk
Sentec Ltd, Radio House, St Andrews Road, Cambridge, CB4 1DL
  • +44 1223 303800
  • info@sentec.co.uk
  • Sentec Ltd, Radio House, St Andrews Road, Cambridge, CB4 1DL