FishVA delivers rapid and comprehensive evaluation of fish location, geometry, orientation and status, enabling real-time decision-making during well interventions and proactive resolution of even the most complex downhole fishing challenge.

Whether the remnants of a damaged cable or a lost bottom hole assembly, downhole fish can cause significant impact on well productivity and operating time. Conventional fish retrieval methods are based on ‘guestimates’, and often result in complicated and time-consuming wireline interventions, or workover – or even abandonment – if unsuccessful.

By providing quantified visual clarity on the position and condition of the fish, FishVA enables real-time decision-making and effective management of fishing interventions. With FishVA well operators can quantify the exact size or shape of the fish and the conditions of the surrounding wellbore, allowing the correct equipment to be selected, resulting in effective remedial action on each and every fishing run. Through this proactive technique, production up time is significantly improved as wells are brought back on stream more quickly than if using conventional methods. This intelligence-driven solution enables well operators and intervention specialists to plan their next move with confidence, helping to ensure efficient fish retrieval, with reduced operational risk and significant savings in cost and non-productive time.

Through close collaboration with technical partners and innovative in-house engineering, EV have developed specialized video-while-fishing solutions, available for drill pipe or real-time data-enabled coiled tubing conveyance systems. These solutions provide real-time feedback during wellbore clean-up and fish recovery attempts. For wireline, or conventional coiled tubing interventions, information is recorded in memory and made available immediately at surface after each run in hole is complete. Whether during real-time video-while-fishing, or between sequential runs, FishVA eliminates the risks of repeated failed fishing attempts due to unknown conditions or false assumptions.

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