XACT Downhole Telemetry Inc., with offices in Houston and Calgary, ended a landmark year that included six deepwater Gulf of Mexico deployments, delivering an industry first, by providing real-time downhole data during a deepwater completion installation with BP.
X-ACT Systems Inc.
The XACT MWD (Measurement While Drilling) system is automated, solid state, and incorporates a full through-bore design. The tool can easily be operated by rig crews without the need for full-time MWD operators on location. It is capable of transmitting data from downhole to surface at over 20 baud. The system has advantages over mud pulse systems as it does not rely on the presence of non-compressible fluid in the pipe or the use of the mud pumps to generate the signals to the surface.