XMAC F1 Acoustic Logging Service

Maximize reservoir performance

The Baker Hughes XMAC™ F1 acoustic service delivers real-time compressional, Stoneley, and slow and fast shear measurements. This empowers better decision making that lowers cost, mitigates risk, and maximizes reservoir production.

Save time and money

A typical dataset includes inline, cross-dipole, full monopole, and Stoneley data. The XMAC F1 service sets the standard with the type of data acquired versus logging speed. With logging speed doubled to 30 ft/min, your saving could be more than $100,000 for an offshore operation. Petrophysicists and geologists now can easily get acceptance for acquiring data that otherwise would be cost-prohibitive.

Acquire right data the first time

Our XMAC F1 service delivers monopole and dipole measurements in unconsolidated formations [Δtc >250 μs/ft, Δts>1200 μs/ft] where competitor tools have failed. Data are acquired in one pass, eliminating multiple passes or files to be merged together. This full dataset can be retrieved later even if the need for some data isn’t apparent at acquisition time.

Stoneley, compressional, and shear measurements allow full reservoir interpretation. This includes cross-dipole azimuthal anisotropy analysis, rock mechanical properties, Stoneley wave permeability analysis, and seismic and log time-depth correlation. Other capabilities are porosity and lithology determination and hydrocarbon detection. These complement data, such as integrated NMR and Stoneley wave permeability analysis.

Enhancements improve tool robustness

The service’s isolator section is greatly enhanced. Compressional and tensile strength is tenfold greater than older generations. The XMAC F1 service now is available pipe conveyed, addressing problematic wells.

Logging faster reduces tool sticking and pulling, which improves data quality. This also mitigates risk caused by adverse well conditions. Improved isolator and increased logging speed reduce safety and economic risk by lowering tool sticking and fishing operations.

Standard XMAC F1 service instruments are rated at 350 deg. F [177 deg. C] and 20,000 psi. A HP/HT version, rated at 500 deg. F [260 deg. C] and 30,000 psi, is available.

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