EV launches new real-time video technology downhole camera

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Following successful testing in Australia, Europe and the USA, fast-growing oil and gas camera specialist EV has launched the world’s first fully digital sideview and downview wellbore camera. The camera enables the industry to make more informed decisions by gaining a significantly greater insight into the wellbore.

EV Optis Electric-Line camera

EV’s Optis Electric-Line™ downhole video camera

Following successful testing in Australia, Europe and the USA, fast-growing oil and gas camera specialist EV has launched the world’s first fully digital sideview and downview wellbore camera. The camera enables the industry to make more informed decisions by gaining a significantly greater insight into the wellbore.

EV’s Optis Electric-Line™ wellbore camera, which is a modular design with both 1 11/16” down and side-view video cameras, provides high-definition digital and bi-directional transmission as well as surface control of resolution and refresh rate. It also has the ability to operate in temperatures as high as 125ºC and can withstand pressures of up to 15,000 psi.

Francis Neill, EV’s chief executive officer, said: “Being able to actually see what is happening inside the wellbore offers a major game changer for the oil and gas industry. Until now, it has relied far too heavily on guesswork or lead impression blocks to make key decisions.

“Therefore, by being able to get an instant high-quality visual of inside the wellbore through the Optis Electric-Line, people can immediately make important decisions which not only result in significant cost and time reductions but improve the efficiency of operations and well performance.”

EV, who also offers downhole cameras, has successfully transferred more than 30 years’ expertise in TV and communications technology into the oil and gas industry, has specially developed its proprietary Electric-Line as the latest addition to its state-of-the-art suite of Optis™ wellbore tools which include drill-pipe, coil tubing, electric line and slickline deployment capability.

Applications for the Electric-Line downhole video camera, which can be run on any mono or multi-conductor cable to provide images of the wellbore, include: imaging dropped objects and wellbore fish; mechanical inspection of wellbore hardware; monitoring of corrosion and erosion; screen inspection; detecting water or gas entry; and open-hole imaging in barefoot gas completions.

Optis™ Electric-Line can easily be mobilised to any location worldwide from EV’s bases in the UK, Norway and the US.

EV has rapidly emerged as a market leader in the international oil and gas industry by successfully carving out a niche for itself as specialists in oil and gas remote downhole and wellbore camera and video technology. The company’s state-of-the-art technology allows pictures to be taken in remote and challenging environments such as down oil and gas wells and on the seabed.

The tools include drill-pipe, coil tubing, electric line and slickline deployment capability. EV also provides a range of products and bespoke solutions for riser and pipeline inspection, leak monitoring, construction and decommissioning.

For more information about EV, visit: http://www.evcam.com

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