Case Study At-Surface Real-Time Isotope Logging Assesses Lateral Heterogeneity in Marcellus Shale
Thermal maturity calculation from isotope logging service provides insight into hydrocarbon fluid type in place.
Continuous δ13C–CH4 measurements in real time
Isotope logging provides a completely new dataset, facilitating real-time, continuous geochemical characterization of hydrocarbons in the formation.
Continuous, quality-controlled measurement of δ13C–CH4 significantly improves depth resolution and identifies small-scale features that would otherwise be missed. Data can be found in places where gas sampling is difficult or impossible. In addition, uncertainties and risks associated with collection, shipment, and analysis of samples are reduced or eliminated.
The real-time integration of δ13C–CH4 ratios with data from other sources allows an immediate, more accurate interpretation of the geological and geochemical system, helping to optimize key decisions affecting the development of the reservoir.
Geoservices is the industry leader in surface logging, focusing on drilling support and formation evaluation.