Baker Hughes has commercially released its newest product, Integrity eXplorer cement evaluation service. It is a change in the evaluation of the cement integrity of oil and gas wells. Existing evaluation techniques, which have been used for over thirty years, are acoustic-based and may not provide the accuracy needed when faced with some of today’s challenges. Baker Hughes says that this new electromagnetic-acoustic technology will allow operators to directly assess the integrity of cement bonds in any current wellbore environment or cement mixture.
Operators in the upstream sector rely on the accuracy of cement-bond logs to make critical decisions that can affect long-term well integrity and the environment. While cement compressive strength has typically been used as a key indicator of cement quality, today’s challenging environments require a more detailed assessment. Baker Hughes hopes that the Integrity eXplorer service will provide operators with accurate and comprehensive data about the properties of the respective cement.
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