The VectorZIEL™ RSS has already been proven in the market. To drive further improvement to the system, we created a rapid technology development program for the VectorZIEL Mark II, which underwent testing at our Research and Development Technology Center (RDTC) in Navasota, Texas. In this controlled environment, we integrated our symmetric propagation resistivity (SPR) tool with the RSS to enable real-time LWD measurements to be taken. We tested the VectorZIEL Mark II with integrated SPR tool at the RDTC with the following objectives:
- Improve safety and accessibility
- Increase the speed-to-market timeline by understanding advantages and challenges upfront
- Decrease commercialization costs and identify ways to reduce overall system costs for customers
After several phases of testing, SPR integration was successful, and the RSS’s upgraded features were proven to be effective. Future development will see additional improvement to the VectorZIEL Mark II to make the system easier to use, more reliable, and more rugged. To learn more about our VectorZIEL Mark II with integrated resistivity capabilities, read the full feature article from the October issue of World Oil.