Case Study of a Novel Autonomous Real-Time Monitoring, Control and Analysis System, to Maximize Production Uptime on Sustained Annulus Pressure Wells, While Improving HSE and Compliance with Double Barrier Well Integrity Policies
This paper describes an innovative solution for the safe and effective management of wells with unplanned sustained annulus pressure (SAP). The solution restores double barrier integrity in the well and provides reliable real time annulus pressure and temperature data. It also has the functionality to autonomously bleed-off the annulus pressure at a pre-determined set point. As a result, the nature and severity of the SAP can be better understood, and in many cases wells that would otherwise have been closed in awaiting workover can remain in production.