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Title: DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENT COMPLETIONS APPLICATIONS

Abstract

The first quarter of the Downhole Power Generation and Wireless Communications for Intelligent Completions Applications was characterized by the evaluation and determination of the specifications required for the development of the system for permanent applications in wellbores to the optimization of hydrocarbon production. The system will monitor and transmit in real time pressure and temperature information from downhole using the production tubing as the medium for the transmission of the acoustic waves carrying digital information. The most common casing and tubing sizes were determined by interfacing with the major oil companies to obtain information related to their wells. The conceptual design was created for both the wireless gauge section of the tool as well as the power generation module. All hardware for the wireless gauge will be placed in an atmospheric pressure chamber located on the outside of a production tubing with 11.4 centimeter (4-1/2 inch) diameter. This mounting technique will reduce cost as well as the diameter and length of the tool and increase the reliability of the system. The power generator will use piezoelectric wafers to generate electricity based on the flow of hydrocarbons through an area in the wellbore where the tool will be deployed. The goalmore » of the project is to create 1 Watt of power continuously.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Tubel Technologies, Inc. (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
(US)
OSTI Identifier:
816718
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-02NT41601
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Mar 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; OIL WELLS; WELL PRESSURE; RESERVOIR TEMPERATURE; MONITORING; DATA TRANSMISSION; POWER SUPPLIES; DESIGN; PIEZOELECTRICITY; MONITORS; ON-SITE POWER GENERATION

Citation Formats

Paul Tubel. DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENT COMPLETIONS APPLICATIONS. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/816718.
Paul Tubel. DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENT COMPLETIONS APPLICATIONS. United States. doi:10.2172/816718.
Paul Tubel. Mon . "DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENT COMPLETIONS APPLICATIONS". United States. doi:10.2172/816718. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/816718.
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title = {DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENT COMPLETIONS APPLICATIONS},
author = {Paul Tubel},
abstractNote = {The first quarter of the Downhole Power Generation and Wireless Communications for Intelligent Completions Applications was characterized by the evaluation and determination of the specifications required for the development of the system for permanent applications in wellbores to the optimization of hydrocarbon production. The system will monitor and transmit in real time pressure and temperature information from downhole using the production tubing as the medium for the transmission of the acoustic waves carrying digital information. The most common casing and tubing sizes were determined by interfacing with the major oil companies to obtain information related to their wells. The conceptual design was created for both the wireless gauge section of the tool as well as the power generation module. All hardware for the wireless gauge will be placed in an atmospheric pressure chamber located on the outside of a production tubing with 11.4 centimeter (4-1/2 inch) diameter. This mounting technique will reduce cost as well as the diameter and length of the tool and increase the reliability of the system. The power generator will use piezoelectric wafers to generate electricity based on the flow of hydrocarbons through an area in the wellbore where the tool will be deployed. The goal of the project is to create 1 Watt of power continuously.},
doi = {10.2172/816718},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2003},
month = {Mon Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2003}
}

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