Who is XACT?
XACT Downhole Telemetry Inc. is an industry-recognized leader in delivering real-time downhole data. We specialize in the most challenging well construction environments. Our primary objectives are to improve safety and efficiency while reducing costs and risk for oil & gas operators, by informing them of the conditions along the entire wellbore through the deployment of high-bandwidth, low-complexity acoustic telemetry solutions.
What is acoustic telemetry?
XACT’s Acoustic Telemetry Network transmits more data than alternative technologies with less environmental restrictions. Rather than transmitting data back to surface through the mud column or through the formation we transmit downhole data by generating acoustic signals in standard drill pipe utilizing a network of widely separated in line nodes. This network of inline, distributed nodes transmits pressure, tension, compression, temperature, torque and bending moment using acoustic pulses through regular drill pipe.
How is the XACT network unique?
Our telemetry network takes acoustic technology to new levels with capability, compatibility, and simplicity making it fit-for-purpose tool for multiple well construction operations. Our network is a proven, comprehensive solution that’s easy to deploy. It offers flexibility and versatility because it’s fluid and formation independent, and isn’t depth limited. It’s full through-bore, enabling passage of drop balls, wiper darts, etc. It also offers along-string measurement capability that yields higher rates than conventional telemetry systems. The XACT Acoustic Telemetry Network distinguishes itself as an inline solution that enables rugged operations, not just clamp-on devices.