Samples collected using wireline formation testing (WFT) provide vital information throughout the lifetime of a reservoir. Contaminated samples can lead to erroneous fluid analysis results with potentially huge economic consequences. A need exists for an application that can assist engineers in accurately inferring the state of fluid contamination. The complete paper describes the development of a WFT contamination-forewarning application based on a framework that advises real-time decisions regarding the state of fluid contamination and recommending changes that will help optimize the WFT operation.
During the past decade, focused fluid sampling has emerged as a viable alternative to conventional formation-fluid sampling.
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