Quicksilver Probe focused fluid extraction collects virtually contamination-free formation fluids in a fraction of the time it takes to collect conventional samples. The quicker collection of more-representative samples for real-time downhole fluid analysis (DFA) gives you a better understanding of hydrocarbon properties at reservoir conditions while avoiding extended production testing or lengthy additional PVT laboratory work.
The innovative probe design of the Quicksilver Probe tool draws filtrate-contaminated fluid to the perimeter of the probe, where it is pumped into a separate flowline. This diversion enables the probe center to collect pure reservoir fluid into a sampling flowline. The fluid properties in both flowlines are monitored in real time to control the independent pumping systems during the focused sampling operation.
Focused fluid extraction not only sets a new standard in sample purity, but the faster fluid cleanup significantly reduces station times to cut rig time and cost.
Quicksilver Probe technology makes it possible to conduct real-time DFA for fluids ranging from condensate through heavy oil, even in oil-base mud. The more you know about your reservoir fluids, the better equipped you are to reduce the risks associated with producting them. The focused extraction of virtually contamination-free reservoir fluid from the formation is key to InSitu Family analysis, delivering quantifiable fluid measurements at true reservoir conditions, all in real time.