OTC 1301, Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, Apr. 30 - May 3, 2001

Engineered Reliability for Intelligent Well Systems

Anthony F. Veneruso, Alexandre G. Kosmala, R. Bhavsar and Larry J. Bernard

Michael Pecht
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


A new total-concept approach to achieving reliability for intelligent completion systems has produced successful installations in the BP Wytch Farm field and in the Norsk Hydro Troll and Oseberg fields. Intelligent monitoring and inflow-control systems optimize field production and ultimate recovery. Total reliability is critical to realizing these benefits. Reliability in all aspects of the completion, from equipment design to installation, is built into the engineering process. Reliability modeling and lifetime forecasts are based on system architecture; survival analysis is based on track records and accelerated testing of components. Modeling and forecasts are refined throughout the project to guide and accelerate design and development.

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