Trondheim, Norway March 15, 2022
Kuwait City, Kuwait March 15, 2022
Wireless Instrumentation Systems AS (WINS) is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Contracting & Marine Services Co., S.A.K. for representation in Kuwait. The deal will provide a local platform of in-country support for the installation and performance monitoring of WINS’ downhole wireless telemetry and energy harvesting products.
The first product to be installed in Kuwait will be the Wimo Wireless Monitoring Downhole Gauge. Wimo measures downhole pressure and temperature, but the turbine-generator also harvests power, creates pressure-pulse telemetry, and measures the flow rate of the produced fluid. “It is a very compact way to design a wireless tool,“ says Atle Hjertenæs, CEO of WINS. “Other wireless gauges require 25 feet of batteries or multiple tools to relay weak wireless signals. Wimo harnesses the power in the well, requiring only one, 30 inch long device to create considerably larger wireless signals.”
Wimo can be attached to a lock mandrel, installed through-tubing, and landed in a nipple profile. If no profile is available, Wimo can be attached to several different manufacturer’s packers and landed anywhere in the tubing string. “Downhole flow rate measurement in a downhole pressure and temperature gauge is a game-changing feature,” says Brett Bouldin, WINS’ Marketing Director. “Pressure Transient Analysis (PTA) can now be performed using only drawdowns. Well shut-in is no longer required and better reservoir characterization is the result.”
Ali Dugheim Al-Shammari, Chairman and CEO of CMS commented, “We are delighted to add WINS and their game-changing wireless technologies to our portfolio of product offerings. We will strengthen their presence and make WINS a success in Kuwait.
Wireless Instrumentation Systems was founded in 2009 by Atle Hjertenæs to develop downhole wireless telemetry and energy harvesting technologies. Its main office in Trondheim, Norway has grown to 18 employees with three facilities covering engineering and administration, an electro-mechanical lab, and a multiphase flow lab. WINS is pursuing several other applications besides Wimo to commercialize its technology in the upstream oil and gas sector. For more information please visit: www.wins.no
Contracting and Marine Services was established in 1973 and has grown into one of the largest holding companies in the State of Kuwait. CMS performs operations directly and through its subsidiaries KDC, IMCC, and Zone Global Logistics in Kuwait and Joint Operations in the partitioned zone between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. CMS executed drilling and workover contracts in Libya until 2014 and is expanding operations to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. CMS provides local representation and sponsorships for many international and regional companies and has strategic partnerships or joint ventures with several entities in Kuwait. For more information please visit: www.cms-kw.com