Sidewall coring enables you to acquire core samples for reservoir evaluation. We use percussion and advanced rotary coring tools via wireline to cut 1-in. diameter and 1.5-in. diameter plug samples from the wellbore. Depending upon the method, you can acquire up to 74 samples at multiple intervals.
These formation plug samples are suitable for a wide range of rock property tests for reservoir evaluation, including lithology, hydrocarbon show, paleontological dating, storage capacity, and flow potential. Although a continuous column of formation material is not acquired, sidewall coring may be seen as a cost-effective alternative to conventional coring: Less rig time is required to obtain plug samples.
An extremely quick and cost-effective method for obtaining formation samples.
Retrieve high-quality sidewall core samples faster and more reliably.