World’s first rotary coring tool that is all about the fluids
Built into the proven Xaminer® Coring Tool, our CoreVault® system can capture up to 10 samples in a sealed container—in one run. Our container safely locks your critical reservoir fluids in your cores. The container prevents reservoir fluids from escaping during core retrieval and transport. Once transported to a laboratory, the reservoir fluids in those cores can be measured and analyzed.
Scientifically improving your reserves in unconventionals
By preserving 100% of the fluids within the core sample, we’re able to define critical fluid properties, including bubblepoint or saturation pressure of hydrocarbons in the reservoir. This enables accurate simulation of production—a world’s first for the industry.
Traditional coring tools let fluids escape from samples as they depressurized. As a result, analysis had to be based on estimates of fluids lost rather than measurement of fluids in place. Measurements of samples obtained with the CoreVault system showed 2.5 times more oil and gas in place than previously estimated.
Know your core recovery downhole, not at surface
Traditional rotary coring services can’t identify if a core is actually recovered. Operators must waste valuable rig time taking extra unnecessary cores or must make additional runs to acquire missed cores. Our tool accurately measures each core cut, guaranteeing your core has been recovered from every requested depth.
Smarter coring through full automation
With a fully automated coring system controlling all parameters, the ability to core in the toughest environments is possible. Our system can operate in either pressure- or torque-controlled coring modes that optimize the coring time.