RGS Surveyor X-4™ (RGS-X4)
Gyrodata's Surveyor X-4™ service provides a new level of reliable performance and precision in wellbore surveying and guidance...
Surveyor X-4™ service sets a new standard for gyroscopic wellbore surveying and guidance. Laboratory tests and extensive field trials have confirmed a ten-fold increase in shock capacity and an overall performance enhancement of thirty percent.
The Fourth Generation
Surveyor X-4™ technology incorporates advancements in downhole sensors, electronics, software modeling and mechanisms to increase resistance to shock and vibration - all leading to significant gains in performance, speed, accuracy and reliability.
Central to the development are a new sensor array and a fourth generation of downhole electronics. The new rate gyroscopic sensor is a ruggedized version of a state-of-the-art inertial guidance sensor, designed and built in-house specifically for the harsh wellbore environment.
Testing at five times the shock capacity of previous models, the sensor itself is further isolated by a proprietary mechanized housing for an overall increase in shock resistance of an order of magnitude.
The new single-chassis downhole electronics module, which measures half the size of its predecessor, is also more rugged and reliable with faster and more powerful data processing.
Together, the isolated sensor and new electronics provide a significant reduction in the noise-to-signal ratio which, in turn, provides greater accuracy in survey measurement.
Performance accuracy has also improved substantially due to the ability to maintain laboratory calibration throughout an operation under vibratory conditions, and new software performance modeling in realtime further adds to data quality.
- High shock rate-gyro sensor and mechanized housing increase reliability, performance and accuracy.
- New 4th generation electronics mounted on a shorter, single chasis improve system reliability and provide a higher level of data acquisition accuracy.
- Significant overall system reduction in noise-to-signal ratio provides higher accuracy survey measurement.
- Completely new Version 4 surface software significantly improves post-acquisition sensor data, calibration processing and quality control procedures to assure more reliable and accurate survey measurement.