Reservoir Description Tool (RDT™)
Now, an advanced wireline formation testing system that gives you . . .
• Highest quality samples • Accurate, extensive reservoir information • Plug’n Play testing versatility . . . and much more.
Dual Probe Section

Next-Generation Tool Yields Broad Sampling Value
Halliburton’s new Reservoir Description Tool (RDT), incorporating the latest technology in microprocessor control, provides clean, truly representative samples of a well’s formation fluid, along with a broad range of valuable reservoir data. This is accomplished through: • Zero Shock™ PVT bottomhole sampling • Formation fluid properties monitoring • Dual probe anisotropy testing and monitoring • Pressure gradient testing • Extended pressure range sampling Through its advanced digital control feedback system, which makes instantaneous changes in pumpout flow rates to maintain a prescribed pressure, RDT’s Zero Shock PVT sampling method eliminates pressure transients during pumping and sampling. Two closely spaced probes are standard, providing a redundant packer seal. The in-situ PVT test determines the bubble point and ideal sampling control pressure. Sample chambers are filled against hydrostatic pressure and additional pressure can be applied to maintain its single-phase integrity against thermal gradients. RDT enables up to eight fluid and formation properties to be monitored during testing: resistivity/capacitance, viscosity, density, bubble point, compressibility, horizontal permeability, vertical permeability and anisotropy. By monitoring these properties in real time, operators can determine the optimum point at which to take the samples: a steady state condition indicates that minimum filtrate contamination has been achieved and sampling can begin.
Flow-Control Pumpout Section

Quartz Gauge Section

Multi-Chamber Section



000 psi pumping pressure and the other for 8. With this feature. thus achieving steady state pressures very quickly and reducing the testing time required. By running two dual probe sections in tandem. The RDT also provides extended range pressure sampling through the use of two flow control pumpout sections.The Dual Probe Section (DPS) is designed to detect horizontal mobility and permeability (kh) and anisotropy (kv/kh) over an extended range of operation. This further enables an extended depth of investigation and detection of permeability barriers. The DPS pressure testing flow rates are precisely controlled with the advanced digital control feedback system. reliable hydrocarbon/fluid typing • Delivers improved permeability estimates • Design features offer expanded testing versatility • Built-in redundancies provide high reliability assurance Zero Shock PVT Bottomhole Sampling PTS Formation Fluid Properties Monitoring PTS HPS Dual Probe Anisotropy Testing and Monitoring PTS HPS Pressure Gradient Testing PTS QGS HPS Extended Pressure Range Sampling PTS HPS MCS DPS MCS DPS DPS DPS QGS QGS QGS QGS FPS FPS HPS FPS HAL1406 FPS (4000 psi) DPS QGS FPS (8000 psi) DPS HAL1409 MCS HAL1410 CVS MCS HAL1407 HAL1408 . thus saving rig time and providing higher-quality samples. the RDT can determine the pressure gradient between the probes and profile permeability and anisotropy.000 psi pumping pressure. the RDT can obtain samples that are not possible with current generation tools. the two flow control pumpout sections can extend the range of sampling. Where zones are tested over a wide range of overbalance pressures in a single trip. Summary of Benefits • Reduces contamination through faster pumpout times • Ensures sample integrity through Zero Shock™ pressure control • Provides highest-quality PVT quality samples available • Reduces rig time • Provides accurate. one configured for 4.

000 – 20.75 in 5 in 6 – 18 in PTS – Power Telemetry Section HPS – Hydraulic Power Section DPS – Dual Probe Section Pretest Volume Pretest Rate Real-time Pretest Control Vertical Probe Spacing Snorkel Cleaning Pretests per Packer Set Fluid Resistivity 0.01% of Reading] 1.000 – 8.1 – 100 cm3 0. 3 x 1000 cc 20. 9.01 psi ± [1psi +0. 6.4 cm) With each set Unlimited 0.00 GPM 4. .000 psi Rate or Pressure Zero Shock™ 3.01 – 2.000 psi 1 psi 0.000 (ohm-m) 17.000 psi Zero Shock™ 2 1 – 5 gal 20.25 in (18.Reservoir Description Tool (RDT™) Specifications Temperature Pressure Nominal Diameter Maximum Diameter at Dual Probe Min/Max Hole size 350°F 20...000 psi QGS – Quartz Gauge Section Normal and Extended Ranges Repeatability Resolution Accuracy FPS – Flow-Control Pumpout Section Pumping @ 500 psi Dual Pressure Range Real-Time Pump Control MCS – Multi Chamber Section PVT Sample Control DOT Transportable Chambers Chamber Volume H2S-NACE Approval CVS – Control Valve Section PVT Sample Control Chambers Controlled Chamber Volume H2S-NACE Approval ..1 – 15 cm3/sec Rate or Pressure 7.000 psi 4.

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