Sampling for Coiled Tubing (CT) Drilling
Fred Blaine (REFLEX) during the CT sampling demonstration at this years Annual Conference.
During the CT drilling demonstration we unveiled our integrated solution for top-of-hole sampling from the RoXplorer®. The solution includes; (1) a new version of the DET CRC designed cone splitter, with improvements based on the Port Augusta and Horsham CT drilling trials and delivering continuous duplicate splits at 1/8 of the total cuttings volume; (2) a dewatering device which removes the vast majority of drilling fluid and returns it to the fluid circuit and; (3) a combined drying and crushing device that reduces the sample to a homogeneous, dry, fine powder comparable to a laboratory pulp. A small portion of this powder was made into a pressed puck using the Reflex Press. The demonstration followed the path of a single sample through these processes over a < 10 minute interval.