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[14.08.2017]
The shale learning cycle gets shorter with Ziebel
Media coverage in "Sensing a trend" article
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[03.08.2017]
SPE DFO Workshop in Denver 29-31 August 2017
Ziebel to present paper on results obtained in unconventionals 
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[03.07.2017]
URTeC 2017 in Austin
Ziebel is exhibiting at URTeC, July 24-26
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100 Jobs and counting!
02.12.2015
Ziebel Celebrates Milestone With 100th Z-Rod® Intervention 
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HOUSTON, Texas -- December 2, 2015 -- Ziebel, the market leader in composite rod well intervention, has completed its 100th Z-Rod® distributed fiber optic sensing job.  The Z-Rod system consists of a 6500m carbon fiber composite rod with embedded fiber optic lines that make it possible to deploy both distributed temperature and distributed acoustic sensing along the complete wellbore.  With a diameter of only 15 mm, the rod is injected into the well from coil tubing-like surface equipment and can travel up to 1,800m along the horizontal section of a well. Unlike traditional logging tools that can only survey a few inches of the well at a time, sensing provides a complete wellbore profile that is captured several times per second.
 
The 100th job was performed for ConocoPhillips in the United States to determine the flow profile of zones within a fracked unconventional well.
 
“As operators of unconventional wells strive to improve recovery factors and reduce well costs, the data to enable this is becoming more critical,” said Francis Neill, CEO of Ziebel.  “Ziebel’s ability to deliver this data across the reservoir is driving our increased activity levels.  Our 100th job is a milestone that reflects the repeat work and value that our data provides.”
 
The Z-Rod’s small diameter results in significantly reduced choking effects versus traditional coil tubing, enabling the Z-Rod to determine which perforated zones along the length of the wellbore are actually contributing to production.  This information allows unconventional field operators to optimize their completion strategies.  
 
The 100 jobs were carried out using both land and offshore units in Norway, Denmark, Oman, Abu Dhabi, and the United States.  Applications ranged from the evaluation of flow in unconventional wells to well integrity diagnosis, monitoring water injection schemes, gas lift optimization, and understanding inter-well communication and interference.
 
 

Awards

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ICoTA Europe Innovation Award 2015
Z-Line® nominated for ICoTA's 2015 European Innovation Award
 
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Oilfield Service Award: New Venture of the Year
Nominee

Ziebel

• Z-system launched in 2011/2012, qualified and used extensively by oil majors in the North Sea

• Widely recognized value add of real time well and recervoir data gathering by optical fibers

• Strong revenue growth in 2013
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Finalist
World Oil 2012 
Best Intervention Award
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Nominated
ONS 2012 SME Innovation Award
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Winner
ziebel-icota-2010SPE / ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition in 
Woodlands Texas 
24. March 2010.
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