The FracView™ 650 High Resolution LWD Imager with 6½ in. nominal collar size provides high-resolution borehole images and caliper data while drilling with oil-based or water-based muds. The images are acquired by two dynamically focused ultrasonic transducers capable of adjustment of focus to the distance to borehole wall.
The tool also records wide-band vibration, acceleration, shock, and orientation via an integrated Drilling Dynamics monitor package, allowing for identification and flagging of drilling issues such as stick-slip and whirl.
Currently deployed as a memory tool with its own battery power and standard API mechanical connections, FracView is “service company-agnostic” and can be included in any BHA.