The Saturn 3D radial probe is deployed with the MDT modular formation dynamics tester to extend formation testing to previously inaccessible fluids and reservoir environments.
Our reservoir evaluation experts meet with you to design the tester configuration incorporating the Saturn probe and specific procedures from the wide variety of available productivity and permeability tests along with fluid extraction and sampling, usually achievable in a single run of the toolstring. Because the Saturn probe extracts fluid across a large reservoir volume, flow is readily induced and sustained for viscous fluids and in low-mobility formations or uncemented matrix.
We monitor in real time the quick removal of filtrate to draw in uncontaminated formation fluid for DFA and sampling. Our multidisciplinary interpretation experts then work with you as needed to leverage this powerful fluid data, such as building predictive reservoir models to determine fluid compositional gradation and reservoir connectivity across the field.