Restore and transfer MDT tester openhole samples at pressure and temperature
To maintain the representative downhole conditions of openhole samples captured by the MDT modular formation dynamics tester, our custom-designed heading and agitation system recombines the gas and liquid phases retrieved as 250-cm3, 450-cm3, 1-galUS, or 2.75-galUS sample chambers.
The sample chamber is fitted to the system for repressurization, heating, and agitation to restore the sample to reservoir conditions prior to sample transfer or subsampling.
The heating jacket is electronically controlled to provide even indirect heating through a liquid-filled annulus. Heating to transfer takes less than 1 hour, with temperature controlled to ±1.8 degF [±1 degC].