Fluid-Analysis and -Sampling Service

The FASTrak Prism fluid-analysis and sampling-while-drilling service from Baker Hughes, a GE company, uses advanced sensors and proven technology to collect and reliably deliver high-quality fluid samples and comprehensive, real-time reservoir characterization. These samples provide valuable insight into the reservoir to help operators improve efficiencies and make more-informed decisions around their overall well-­completion and production strategy. Unlike conventional services that require additional post-drilling runs to collect samples, the service’s high capacity—16 discrete ­single-phase samples per run, and up to 13.4 L of total fluid volume—provides operators with the representative fluids required for their strategic development and appraisal decisions in one drilling run, resulting in significant rig time and cost savings. The FASTrak platform of sampling services has an extensive field record with hundreds of samples collected worldwide. Continual measurement and analysis of pumped fluid during sampling operations makes it possible to monitor contamination and fluid properties easily and accurately before capturing the fluid sample. The service’s fluid chambers feature proprietary technology that enables it to acquire samples with minimal contamination. Multichannel spectrometry extends the accuracy and reliability of the service, allowing customers to distinguish between fluid types clearly and improve their understanding of fluid properties, especially in complex flow conditions.

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