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A myriad of gravel-pack systems are available to handle virtually any conceivable well condition. Gravel pack completion equipment is the equipment that remains in the well after the gravel placement operations are complete. The equipment discussed does not represent all the types of available equipment, but it does represent a typical gravel pack completion.
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Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are programmable robots that function independently from operator input. For the purposes of the oil and gas industry, AUVs are primarily used to survey seafloors before subsea infrastructures are built, to build subsea infrastructures and pipelines, and to survey pipelines after completion. AUVs can provide a less costly and invasive alternative to traditional surveying methods.
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