Tracerco secures contract to provide oil and water inflow measurement using tracer technology


Industrial technology service provider Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, has been awarded a contract to provide tracer technology for inflow measurement to help maximise oil recovery from the Johan Castberg Field, offshore Norway.

Operated by Equinor and its partners, the Johan Castberg field development comprises three oil discoveries; Skrugard, Havis and Drivis and is expected to come on stream in 2023, producing for 30 years. Tracerco’s oil and water inflow measurement solution will provide a continuous picture of well performance as part of the field development.

The contract was awarded to Tracerco to monitor seven pre-drilled producers using Tracerco’s proven inflow tracer technology installed as part of the lower completion design to monitor clean-up efficiency, locate water breakthrough, and quantify zonal oil contribution at a fraction of the cost of a PLT or wired system.

Hailu Kebede Abay, Technical Sales Manager for Tracerco said:

“With over 30 years proven experience in delivering successful tracer projects, we continuously enhance our pioneering tracer technology to provide customers with a true understanding of reservoir fluid flow, without wires or intervention. This latest contract award demonstrates that operator’s value continuous monitoring of their wells to maximise oil production. We enable our customers to make critical field development decisions faster, with confidence and extract every barrel of oil possible.”

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