Capturing data with Sensor Ball
Data powers everything we do. When analyzed, it can help us identify patterns, trends, and unknown associations. For example, monitoring production and injection wells — using autonomous pressure and temperature sensors — provides critical data that is important for maintaining each well's performance.
Our scientists engineered a device that can safely and autonomously collect data inside a well and float back to the surface. When dropped inside a well, this "Sensor Ball" device sinks to reach the required depths — collecting data along the way. Once it floats back to the surface, our field technicians retrieve it and then load its stored memory onto a computer, to utilize its captured data in monitoring the health of our wells and reservoirs.
This technology enables early detection of anomalies in fluid flow and in well completion accessories — equipment used to complete the well and prepare it for production after drilling. The device is also able to detect warning signs of leaks caused by corrosion before they occur.