The primary goal of deepwater reservoir studies is to answer essential questions concerning structure, reservoir extent, compartmentalization, formation quality, and producibility. Petrophysical and geological measurements can be made while drilling to get an early understanding of the reservoir and to plan further detailed data acquisition and sampling programs on wireline.
Build the complete story from the structural evolution of a basin to generation, migration, accumulation, and loss of oil and gas in a petroleum system through geologic time.
Assessment and development of the reservoir requires a complete understanding of rock matrix and properties, reservoir quality, producibility, and connectivity.
Reservoir compartmentalization that is not identified is a major cause of production underperformance in an oil field. A well drilled into a compartmentalized reservoir may see only part of the hydrocarbon in place over the production time scale.
Evaluate reservoir fluids without testing to surface. Smart downhole analysis techniques monitor purity of fluids and ensure samples are representative before they are captured and returned to the surface.
Testing services, downhole or at the surface, provide crucial answers concerning productivity, fluid properties, composition, flow, pressure, and temperature.