Q-Fi Wireless Pump-Off Monitoring in Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Wells
Qteq's Q-Fi PumpTraq technology has been successfully deployed in multiple CSG wells. These systems transmit bottom hole pressure and other in-situ parameters, using wireless telemetry to a surface receiver. The receiver also gathers a host of system performance and health diagnostics.
The oldest of the Q-Fi installations functioned reliably throughout its 9-month operating life. More recent installations with improved power management will operate for up to 2 years. Upcoming installations will make use of a more sophisticated ‘data on demand’ transmission mode that can extend system operating life by several years. Operators can now order the Q-Fi PumpTraq systems to replace current hardwired downhole pressure gauges, with the following immediate benefits:
Improved Safety – No hands-on-pipe, and no cable spooling
Reduced Costs – Shorter workovers and no more fishing for cable
Reduced Waste – System is fully reusable with no more land fill of waste cable
Improved Reliability – system is positioned away from rod string vibration
Live workovers – Can be deployed using workover rigs