Quicker, cleaner, and quantified fluid extraction
By efficiently separating contaminated fluids from formation fluid early on, Quicksilver Probe extraction speeds your time to cleaner, purer fluid with minimal contamination. The dual concentric probes acquire samples in much less time than possible with traditional probe-type wireline formation testers.
The novel concentric probes divide fluid flow from the reservoir into two paths, with the central extraction area isolated from the surrounding “guard” area around the perimeter. Each probe is connected to an independent pump and separate flowline. The pumps run at different rates that exploit the filtrate/fluid viscosity contrast and permeability anisotropy of the reservoir.
The higher intake velocity created at the surrounding guard probe directs contaminated fluid into a preferential flowpath toward the perimeter, while the pure formation fluid drawn into the central extraction probe and flowline is available for fluid profiling and sampling. Spectroscopic analyzers determine the composition of the fluid in each flowline, and the pump rates can be adjusted as necessary to achieve and maintain the extracted fluid purity