HOUSTON – Weatherford International plc has launched its Compact formation sampler. The slim-profile wireline tool can capture up to three 700-cc samples in a range of borehole sizes.
The size of the Compact formation sampler distinguishes it from other pressure, volume, and temperature (PVT) samplers on the market, the service provider said. The profile enables the tool to be run past restrictions smaller than 3 in. and to operate in boreholes as large as 14 in.
Additionally, the self-centering design is said to reduce formation-sticking risks, enable a more efficient and faster connection with the target zones, and makes it possible to deploy the tool on traditional wireline or through drill pipe.
Olivier Muller, global vice president of Wireline and Testing Services at Weatherford, said: “The design of this new sampler can significantly improve the efficiency of formation testing and sampling operations. By enabling a simpler and safer downhole deployment, the Compact formation sampler helps operators more assertively regain access to representative reservoir fluids.”