Improving Downhole Operations With Composite Sleeves

The demanding environment of the Oil & Gas industry has led it to be a significant source of innovation in composites. Harsh conditions increase susceptibility to failures and downtime, both of which can cost millions, and continuous fiber-reinforced composites have become instrumental in overcoming these challenges. Composites possess strength-to-weight ratios up to 30 times higher than metals, offer improved environmental resistance, and have a friendly relationship with electronics.

Automated Dynamics has a history of successfully designing parts for Oilfield clients, specifically downhole components. One such example is our continuous-glass-fiber-reinforced composite sleeves pictured above. Using these sleeves on downhole measurement while drilling (MWD) and logging while drilling (LWD) tools provides several benefits over metal including:

  • No metallic fatigue issues
  • Doesn’t interfere with azimuthal resistivity measurements
  • Zero effect on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Significantly improved corrosion resistance
  • Can be used in conjunction with measuring sensors such as density and gamma ray

Automated Dynamics has spent decades creating custom designed composite parts for our oilfield clients. We offer unique composite solutions for a variety of downhole, subsea, and other Oil & Gas applications. Our engineers and technical sales team work closely with customers to understand their needs and develop a joint solution, from prototyping to production manufacturing. Our structures are manufactured with an automated, repeatable process—both essentials for our customers’ confidence in the consistency of their products.

 

Contact our team today to learn more, or explore our Resources Page for technical papers and brochures detailing our work.

For more information about our work with Oil & Gas clients, contact Derrick Sharkey

518.377.6471 ext.217| Email Derrick

 

 

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