Phone: (661) 619-1730
Bakersfield Downhole Video provides its customers with advanced downhole camera technology, capable of producing some of the best imagery possible. We both design and operate our tools, and can help you diagnose and prevent wellbore problems, both onshore and off. We are experts in our field, and able to assist with all steps of a camera survey, from choosing the correct camera system, to well preparation, to ensuring equipment compatibility, through the survey, and in interpreting results.
Downhole Video's head office is located in Bakersfield, California, with quick access to the the southern California coast and surrounding coastal states. However, our operators travel almost any place, any time, and are on call 24 hours a day.
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Electric line (also called e-line or wireline) cameras operate from a wireline containing electrical conductors. Our cameras work on most coaxial (mono) or multiconductor cable.
During a run, live images are sent from the tool at a rate on the order of one image per second. This allows the user to guide the operation in real time, adjusting position, lighting, and fluid conditions to obtain optimal image quality.
Images may be annotated with time, depth, and other information.
Memory cameras, also known as slickline cameras, can operate from a line with no electrical conductors, such as slickline or coil tubing. Before a run, the operator uses a computer to program the camera with a set of parameters for delay, frame rate, and number of images to capture.
During the run, the camera is powered by high-temperature batteries, and images are stored in memory within the camera. Upon recovery of the camera, images are downloaded, and they may be annotated with time, depth, and other information.
All shallow work cameras feature full-frame rate (25/30fps) video. Both color and low-lux black and white models are available. All are deployable from lightweight tether, saving the need for a wireline or slickline truck / unit.
Larger cameras offer features such as remote control over pan and tilt of the imager and lighting, as well as remote focus and zoom, which can be beneficial for inspecting tanks and the walls of larger voids at depth.
Fiber optic cameras operate from a 7/32" cable containing both electrical conductors (for power and telemetry) and optical fiber (to carry a full-frame rate video signal).
At the surface, video is typically captured, compressed as H.264, and stored to a hard drive. It may be annotated with time, depth, and other information.
Finally, it is published to external hard drive, flash drive, or DVD.