Patent Number: 8,814,421

Title: Method of mixing a formation fluid sample by rotating a downhole sampling chamber

Abstract: A method of mixing a formation fluid sample obtained in a downhole sampling chamber. The method includes positioning the downhole sampling chamber having a longitudinal axis in a rotary stand and rotating the downhole sampling chamber generally about the longitudinal axis. The method also includes imparting angular momentum to the formation fluid sample in the downhole sampling chamber, thereby mixing the formation fluid sample.

Inventors: Ringgenberg; Paul David (Frisco, TX)

Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

International Classification: B01F 9/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018