The APS SureShot™ EM telemetry MWD system communicates by transmitting electromagnetic waves through the formation instead of pressure pulses through a fluid column. Benefits include time saved by transmitting surveys during a connection, high data rates and the ability to operate in conditions where mud pulse telemetry cannot.
SureShot EM is compatible with all APS downhole sensors. The electromagnetic transmitter uses the same flow subs and is a drop-in alternative for the mud pulse transmitter, having many parts in common with the SureShot mud pulse MWD system. Operators benefit from reduced inventory cost and increased flexibility when providing a mix of EM and mud pulse MWD services.