New Dimensions in Wireline Formation Testing

New Dimensions
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 25
Issue: 1
Publication Date: 03/01/2013

Operators face many challenges obtaining pressure measurements and samples with conventional wireline formation testers. This is especially problematic in fractured reservoirs, low-permeability rocks and unconsolidated formations. Engineers have recently developed a tool that reliably obtains formation tests in these challenging environments and is also effective sampling from heavy-oil reservoirs.