Expro boosts downhole camera capabilities

May 2018

Leading international oilfield services company, Expro, has enhanced its cased hole services offering, signing a global agreement with downhole video and camera technology specialist Vision iO.

Expro is recognised as a key provider of reliable downhole video technology to the oil and gas industry through its downhole video (DHV) range. This includes the ViewMax, high temperature and standard memory cameras.

The company’s suite of camera technology is successfully deployed in wide range of operations including casing and well integrity monitoring, downhole inspection, operational verification and production monitoring for both on and offshore wells globally.  

The agreement with Vision iO will augment Expro’s existing offering with the Norwegian-based company’s suite of camera technologies, including its WellCAM visual logging platform.

Vision iO’s fish eye colour camera technology visually logs the whole well in one seamless high resolution image, providing a 185/360-deg view of the entire wellbore. This is achieved without switching from front to lateral view, supported by a large internal 128 GB storage capacity – allowing 24 hours continuous recording.

Dave Bowman, vice president of Well Intervention at Expro, said: “Expro’s downhole video and camera services provide a clear understanding of the wellbore’s condition. This allows informed decisions to be made on location, reducing downtime and cost, ensuring remediation solutions are delivered quickly and efficiently.

“I am extremely excited to conclude our partnership with Vision iO, which allows us to enhance our offering to customers by providing even greater camera functionality,” Bowman added.

Rolf G Skaar, CEO of Vision iO, added: “We have a long standing relationship with Expro and we are delighted to formalise this through a new partnership agreement. It allows us to combine our expertise across both companies, to deliver the strongest possible technology solution for our global customer base.”

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