Well-Sense is a downhole technology business focused on developing innovative solutions for the well intervention and completions market.
Based in Aberdeen, Well-SENSE is a forward-thinking company and a creative house for new technologies. The company provides bespoke engineering and consultancy services as well as developing its own proprietary technology.
Well-Sense have developed an innovative, low cost method of collecting diagnostic data from oil wells using Fibre Line Intervention (FLI). In its most basic form, FLI is a means of temporarily installing fibre optic lines into wells for the purposes of performing Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS), Distributed Temperate Sensing (DTS) or Distributed Pressure Sensing (DPS). FLI is an entirely new discipline in well intervention.
The benefits are significant. Well interventions can be performed in a faster, simpler, safer and more cost efficient way. Additionally FLI permits tools to be deployed to depths and deviations previously unheard of.
By increasing the number of fibre optic lines installed into wells, the collection of well data will dramatically rise and result in a greater understanding of performance and integrity. The resulting increase in understanding will lead to the much more efficient and safe recovery of hydrocarbons, whilst lowering risk and associated cost.
Dan Purkis, the founder of Well-Sense, holds over 50 industry patents, numerous industry awards and is recognised by his peers as one of the most innovative thinkers of his generation. Dan has made a career of consistently inventing and developing products which have delivered significant industry impact including at PES, Well Dynamics and Petrowell.
A number of Dan’s technologies are key product lines of global service companies, including RFID Downhole which he developed whilst at the helm of Petrowell – a company he co-founded in 2003. Petrowell is an industry success story, growing from a team of four to 180 in just eight years, before it was acquired by Weatherford in 2012.