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Tendeka partners with TGT to combat sand control failures in wells

first_img Tendeka and TGT have teamed up for ‘industry-first’ solution to combat sand control failures. (Credit: Tendeka) Tendeka, an independent global completions service company, has partnered with diagnostic systems specialist TGT to help mitigate the sand control failure in wells.Known as ‘Find Fix Confirm’, the remedial sand control collaboration will see the utilisation of the TGT’s Sand Flow product to exactly identify the locations of sand ingress within the wellbore.Upon identifying accurate locations, the partners will use Tendeka’s Filtrex thru-tubing sand control system to quickly repair the damage.The Tendeka’s Filtrex system is a ‘one-trip’ remedial solution designed to efficiently restore sand-free production by performing sand cleanout and chemical treatments during the deployment of the live well.Sand issues account for 10% of all shut-in wells in mature basinsTendeka said that sand issues account for 10% of all shut-in wells in mature basins. It is either due to failure of the existing downhole sand control or onset of sand production due to depletion of pressure or water production.Tendeka Advanced Completions director Paul Lynch said: “The management and control of sand production is an inherent problem in the oil and gas industry. Often, the first indication of sand issues downhole will be as a result of detrimental effects that can occur at the surface such as fill-in separators or erosional damage to pipework, ultimately resulting in a shut-in well.“Our Find Fix Confirm sand remediation service addresses both issues to offer a more effective, intervention-based solution.”Designed to accurately locate sand entry to the wellbore, the TGT’s Sand Flow system provides a qualitative sand count and identifies problem zones.TGT chief marketing officer Ken Feather said: “Our Sand Flow diagnostics are powered by Chorus technology, which captures and decodes the acoustic signature generated by sand particles entering the wellbore to reveal sand ingress locations and sand count.“Equipped with that information, Filtrex can be targeted to repair the breach, then Chorus can be deployed again to confirm that the breach is fixed. Overall, Find Fix Confirm enables better use of resources and more reliable sand control outcomes.”In March 2020, Aker BP has issued a Letter of Intent to Tendeka to supply sand screens and FloSure autonomous inflow control devices (AICDs) to its offshore fields over the next three years. The collaboration aims to accurately identify the location of sand ingress within the wellbore last_img read more

Oxford stands in ‘solidarity’ against terror at Manchester attack vigils

first_imgHundreds of Oxford students joined faith leaders and local residents on Tuesday evening to remember the victims of Monday’s horrific terror attack in Manchester which claimed the lives of 22 concert-goers, many of them young children.Around 100 students attended a vigil outside the Radcliffe Camera, organised by OUSU, to “stand with Manchester”.Several students, some wearing “I heart Manchester” t-shirts and visibly emotional, spoke at the event, which took place less than 24 hours after a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.They had come to express their “love and solidarity,” as Katt Walton, a Christ Church student who is from Manchester, said in a speech outside the Rad Cam.“(We’re) sending out our condolences to the people who have lost loved ones, friends and family, especially as it was an event which was supposed to be a really fun night (and) a lot of younger kids went,” she later told Cherwell.“It’s really important to remember that this wasn’t a godly act, it isn’t down to Islam, and that this isn’t a time for Islamaphobia to come out of the woodwork. (Terrorism) aims to divide and conquer and the best thing we can do is stand together,” Walton added.In a further vigil on Cornmarket, faith leaders from the city’s major denominations — Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu — gathered to send their “prayers for Manchester”. Candles were lit and around 50 people took part in a minute silence, remembering the victims of an attack which the Prime Minister Theresa May has described as “cowardly” and “sickening”.“We hope to show unity and solidarity, and that no terrorist can divide us,” said Dr Sheik Ramzy, Director of the Oxford Islamic Information Centre and a member of the Muslim Council of Britain. Dr Ramzy, holding a sign reading “We stand with Manchester”, told Cherwell: “We are all together as one family, one British family, to stand against any terror, and we shall win.”Dr Sheik Ramzy holding a sign reading “We stand with Manchester”. Photo: Phoebe Freidin/CherwellAddressing the crowd outside the Carfax Tower, Bede Gerrard, Ecumenical Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, said: “We are here as human beings, as citizens of Oxford and as citizens of this country. We want to be a country where peace is sovereign.”“As people of faith we should embrace our diversity,” he added, speaking to Cherwell.“Religion is so often put forward as something that divides people. And it can do, but it’s not meant to. I think we’re trying to show that together we are stronger than apart.”The two events follow a major vigil in Manchester’s Albert Square on Tuesday evening to remember the victims of the atrocity. Outside the Rad Cam, students — including finalists wearing full subfusc, and others in their religious dress — stood in silence for a minute to show their defiance to terror.Students add personal messages in remembrance of the victims of the attack at Manchester Arena. Photo: Phoebe Freidin/CherwellOrla White, the OUSU Women VP, told Cherwell: “We were hoping to show solidarity with Manchester, and to be led by students who are from Manchester, to provide a space for people to come together and respond to a really horrible tragedy.”As the vigil ended, the crowd sang a rendition of the Manchester band Oasis’ song ‘Wonderwall’, reading the words from lyric sheets handed out by student union organisers: “And all the roads we have to walk are winding / And all the lights that lead us there are blinding”.At one point, an irritated student stuck his head out from a Bodleian Library window above to shout: “Don’t you realise you are right outside a library?”The crowd, with tears and smiles on their faces, sang [email protected]_jackhunterlast_img read more

Santa visits Tru by Hilton in Vestal

first_img“It’s really important for us to give back to the communities that we belong to we all live here a lot of us have grown up here so it’s a great opportunity to give back and share what we have to offer,” Fata said VESTAL (WBNG) — The Tru by Hilton Hotel in Vestal welcomed the community for their first ever Day With Santa celebration. Fata also tells 12 News that each child in attendance received a gift choices included a football, toy car or a doll. The event included face painting, pony rides, and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Kristen Fata, General Manager of The Tru by Hilton tells 12 News that organizers also welcomed food donations that would be given to CHOW. Fata also tells 12 News that the event is an opportunity for the hotel to give back to a community that is home to many of their employees. last_img read more

UW track takes major strides at Invitational

first_imgThe Universiy of Wisconsin men’s and women’s track teams made enormous strides as both hurdlers and distance runners impressed at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational this past weekend.In his most impressive victory of the season thus far, sophomore Quinn Evans set his own personal best in the 600-meter with a 1:18.48 time. He beat out fellow Badger Zach Beth, who traditionally runs the 800-meter.“Probably the best performance of the day was Quinn Evans’ 600 — that’s a very very good mark this early in the year, on this track, running by himself,” men’s track head coach Ed Nuttycombe said.Another equally strong performance was displayed by senior Nate Larkin, who saw his personal-best time of 7.99 in the 60-meter hurdles drop to 7.97 in the semifinals. His semifinal heat was only outdone by the .04 seconds he shaved off his time in the finals. He currently sits at 7.93, .02 close seconds shy of achieving the NCAA provisional time.“Well, it’s very unusual, especially a fourth-year student, would not only have a personal-best run one time, but twice in the same meet,” Nuttycombe said. “He’s really coming on, and I think there’s a lot more there.”Larkin elaborated on how he managed to slice .06 seconds off of his already impressive time.“I ran a more technical clean race [in the finals], as far as, you know, hurdling specifics go … staying tighter off the hurdle and didn’t really change that much. I just ran a cleaner race,” Larkin said.Overall, Nuttycombe was pleased with how his team performed.“The sprint hurdles, the 200, 400, 600 were all big steps for us — you know, definitely a step in the right direction,” Nuttycombe said. “It was a good little meet for us.The packed bleachers of The Shell provided a constant roar for athletes to feed off of, even in the final hours of the exhausting daylong event.“This is where we work out everyday and it’s nice to have a crowd that’s enthused about the track meet,” Larkin said. “Our stands are different from other schools, and our stands are right on top of the track, and you feed off the energy of the crowd and it makes it more enjoyable.”Larkin was not the only athlete pumped up by Badger nation as senior Nicole Slaby, shattered her previous personal best with a time of 1:32.92 in the 600-meter dash.“I think the home crowd is always different because it’s a unique feeling running here and knowing people in the crowd,” Slaby said. “It’s just exciting.”Badgers Megan Beers, Jenna Severson, Caitlin Dodge and Slaby earned the top four places for the 600, which saw Slaby narrowly beat out Beers.“I accelerated on the second-to-last curve coming home and just kind of carried that momentum through to the finish,” Slaby said.Sophomore Egle Staisiunaite won the 60-meter hurdles for the women in 8.65 seconds, and then later played a key role in orchestrating a runner-up finish in the 4-by-400 race.Badger underclassmen played a pivotal role in the tournament’s events as well. Freshmen Dorcas Akinnyi and Jessica Flax finished first and second in the pentathlon on Friday, only to see fellow freshman Jordan Helmgren win all the horizontal jumps.The organized chaos associated with indoor track events passed almost flawlessly until the last event, the men’s distance medley relay.With the day’s events nearly concluded and many athletes lounging on the pole vault mattress, someone kicked a pole vault off the landing onto the track just as the lead runners were accelerating around the turn. Fortunately, the agile athletes escaped without harm.It was a fitting end to a successful day at the track for Wisconsin.last_img read more