The Intelligent Coring System (ICS) is designed as a fully instrumented core drilling assembly, complete with real-time transmission of data to surface. The patented technology features a novel Logging While Coring (LWC) module that provides real-time formation and fluid data while coring. The current version of ICS comprises:
(1) Essential data about the subsurface geology such as Gamma Ray and Resistivity in real time during the coring operation;
(2) Diagnostics data that will allow faster and more accurate operations;
(3) A mainframe system for additional technologies in instrumented coring.
The Intelligent Coring System is among the first core drilling technologies to provide any kind of downhole instrumentation with real time transmission to surface.