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Sampling extra heavy oil becomes a challenging operation when viscosities overcome 3000 cp at reservoir temperature. The acquisition of quality samples that allow obtaining accurate viscosity measurements and initial solution gas, among other fluid characterization measurements, is crucial, since they are key parameters to identify and select reservoir strategies. Samples that are commonly gathered from such reservoirs come from mud tanks during drilling, which bring uncertainty due to chemical contamination, and from preserved cores, which usually cannot provide sufficient volume for the required analysis.

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  1. Introduction
  2. How the technology works
  3. The simulation process
  4. The practical solution
  5. Description system
  6. The simulation model
  7. Discussion of results
  8. Bibliography

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