Composite Carbon Deployment systems get the fiber to where its needed and our distributed fiber optic measurements are free of the constraints that limit conventional well logging effectiveness

Horizontal Well Access

The Ziebel 15mm diameter Z-Rod® is designed to be injected from surface into a well's horizontal section, and may also simultaneously convey conventional logging sensors at its tip.  Access restricted ID wells where other tools won't pass.

Tough Materials

The carbon composite materials used in our conveyance systems are inert to the majority of the hazardous and corrosive substances common in the downhole environment.  They resist H2S, CO2, acids and other stimulation chemicals.

Ziebel delivers flow profiles from low rate horizontals post frac

Obtaining flow profile information post frac in a lateral is a notoriously difficult well intervention challenge. Contributions from individual clusters can be extremely low and conventional logging tools can be at or below their threshold of resolution.  PLT sensors also struggle to deal effectively with stratified flow without being too fragile and may have even less flow resolution if radially distributed.  Ziebel is today providing reliable and consistent data in such wells using a combination of distributed temperature sensing (DTS) and distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) acquired on the Z-Rod to identify fluid or gas entry points and to quantify the flow.  Data from one such well in the Lower 48 is displayed on the combined data plot below

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Augmented Flow Allocation Plot


Ziebel’s proven DFO intervention system delivers quality data by deploying the Z-Rod®, a 15mm diameter composite carbon rod safely into a producing or injecting well.


Ziebel's innovative DFO intervention system builds on the proven Z-System to deliver quality data by gravity deploying a 4.8mm diameter composite carbon line safely into a producing or injecting well.


URTeC 2018 in Houston
July 23-25 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Booth 2208
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SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference
Calgary, 13-14 March 2018
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The shale learning cycle gets shorter with Ziebel
Media coverage in "Sensing a trend" article
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SPE DFO Workshop in Denver 29-31 August 2017
Ziebel to present paper on results obtained in unconventionals 
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Innovation has a new name

Z-Line, the industry’s first commercial composite fiber optic line
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Read the article on Ziebel’s Z-System in Teknisk Ukeblad (article in Norwegian)
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