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IDT Test AVS MK3 Tool at Weatherford Research Centre Aberdeen

At the beginning of March, IDT took the latest version of the AVS tool, the MK3, to Aberdeen for downhole testing at the Weatherford Research Centre. The deepest well at 4000ft was used to test the 8” tools. The MK3 AVS uses a new MEMS Gyro for RPM monitoring as well as several mechanical improvements over the MK2 AVS tool tested last November 2016. New software protocols were also tested which were aimed at improving the reliability and speed of the downlinks. The tests were 100% successful with all test objectives met and exceeded. The team are now analysing the downloaded logs from the tools memory and the surface data from the research centre.

IDT at the Hague SPE/IADC Drilling Technology Conference

The IDT Team had a stand at the SPE/IADC Conference and Exhibition held in the the Hague, Netherlands. The new animations were running in the background on a large TV screen and there was a lot of interest from attendees who were drawn into the stand by the revised graphics and general layout. Some heads of well engineering of large oil companies sat and were talked through the AVOS tools by Gordon Hunter while watching the animations. The overall message was very positive and a lot of quality contacts were made.