181688 – Cost Effective Monitoring and Visualization System Used for Real-Time Monitoring of Downhole Operations from the Wellhead

Summary

A major challenge of multistage completion systems is visualizing and verifying critical operations, especially during high pressure pumping operations, such as hydraulic fracturing. An innovative new technology has been developed to detect and visualize those key completion operations using easily installed surface equipment. This paper describes the real-time visualization system (RTVS), its deployment and operation, and includes examples from the field. This non-invasive, cost-effective completion equipment and stimulation treatment monitoring system is the first technology of its kind.