Best Practices – Configuration Files

Best Practices –

Configuration Files

March 3, 2015



The Tolteq Group, LLC, (Tolteq) customer service department has learned a few things from speaking with our customers. We’d like to share some ideas for getting the most from your tool string.


Every downhole experience is unique to the strata you’re going thru, and is dependent on your goals.  Here are some basics … to help you with any configuration set up. More bits (data) will give you more accuracy for the variables. Thus, use:

  • 12 bit resolution for Inclination and Azimuth variables
  • 12 bit resolution for scaled raw survey variables (Axs, Ays, etc.)
  • 18 bit resolution for standard raw survey variables (Ax, Ay, etc.)


We recommend you always use scaled raw survey variables be used over standard raw survey variables.

  • When using i-Series 6.95 firmware or higher we recommend that less than 20 total loops be used per sequence
  • When using i-Series 6.91 firmware or below we recommend that less than 10 total loops be used per sequence
  • Recommend that shock and vibration variables be used in both sliding and rotation sequences


It’s useful to understand what the downhole environment is currently experiencing.  Therefore, check the ROTS every 5-8 minutes to ensure the quickest switch between sliding and rotation sequences to prevent non-productive time (NPT).


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