Malcom interactive fluid characterization software

Enable the processing and interpretation of analytical chemistry data to provide greater insights into hydrocarbon samples.


Solve exploration and production issues with organic geochemistry

Geochemistry can be applied to all phases of a field life cycle: exploration, appraisal, development, production, and abandonment. Malcom interactive fluid characterization software offers geochemical engineering solutions by processing gas chromatography data (GC-FID, GC-MS, GC-MS-MS, GC-2D, etc.) from different vendors.

The comparison of oil GC fingerprints provides information on biomarkers, reservoir connectivity, estimation of the size of reservoirs, and production allocation calculation. With Malcom software, a comprehensive suite of tools are embedded within a single application to process chromatography data and to perform statistical calculation, delivering fast data interpretation.

  • Processing of gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) data
  • Quality assurance of petroleum geochemistry data
  • Production allocation using geochemical fingerprinting
  • Support of reservoir continuity studies
  • Petroleum geochemical studies
    • Oil-oil and oil-source rock correlations
    • Petroleum source and maturity studies
    • Regional depositional system assessment
  • Evaluation and comparison of heritage datasets
  • Chromatographic data peak integration
  • Efficiency: Achieve simultaneous, automated processing and interpretation of multiple data samples.
  • Reproducibility: Achieve better reproducibility and repeatability of gas chromatography data processing, with harmonization of the baselines and peak area.
  • Accuracy: Leverage solid theoretical background and robust statistical methods on your results.
  • Extensibility: Extend and customize Malcom fluid characterization software by integrating your own analytical workflows with Python scripting. 


Make the most of Malcom fluid characterization

  • Oil composition: Provide oil composition (individual compounds and cuts) from chromatograms in a few mouse clicks and a matter of seconds. Automated peak and cut integration combined with possible analysis subtractions provides access to the compositional input necessary for PVT analyses in a snapshot.
  • Petroleum systems charge characterization: Process chromatography data to provide information on source rock presence, thermal maturity, and oil-source rock correlation, or to identify a missed petroleum system in a producing field.
  • Reservoir characterization: Estimate the size of reservoirs and characterize reservoir compartmentalization using the patented “distribution method”.
  • Production surveillance: Perform time-lapse geochemistry, production monitoring, and production allocation calculation based on the fingerprinting method via specific production allocation modules.
  • Connects with SLB software suites including the Petrel* subservice software and the Techlog* wellbore software
  • Malcom Core
    • Raw chromatogram processing and storage
    • Indexation (chromatogram alignment)
    • Data extraction and comparison
    • Data investigation (graphing, chemometrics, and data reduction)
    • Python™ scripting
  • Malcom PARC
    • Proprietary reservoir connectivity module based on interparaffinic peak ratios
    • Proprietary production allocation algorithms
  • Malcom GeDI
    • Automated chromatogram processing and data generation
    • Efficient processing and interpretation of geochemical parameters
    • Library database for storage of compounds and ratios
    • Automated graph generation for interpretation
    • Ability to add custom compounds, ratios, and graphs
  • Malcom Workflow Builder
    • Customizable processes for improved efficiency
    • Graphical interface for easy workflow building
    • Expert support available to create your process
      • Laboratory data quality system
      • Chromatogram processing
      • Report generation

There are currently no training courses available for Malcom