Integrated fit-for-purpose sampling and analysis solutions
Support informed decision making from field exploration and drilling through production and EOR.
Optimized completions through system interaction understanding
Understanding the rock-fluid system (RFS) is critical for completion optimization. The RFS includes the rock, saturating fluids (both hydrocarbons and connate water), soluble minerals, and introduced completion fluids.
Fluid flow behavior and rock type are tightly coupled in unconventional reservoirs because of the high surface areas, very high capillary pressures, and complexity of both organic and mineral surfaces that exist in these complex pore structures.
Surface area and pore characterization
Gas sorption, mercury-injection capillary pressure (MICP), and cation-exchange capacity (CEC) measurements are used to characterize the surface area and pore structures of the rock.
Native fluids extraction and characterization
Services are offered to extract and characterize the native hydro-carbons in unconventional rocks. Characterization of composition and phase behavior at reservoir temperatures and pressures can be done in conjunction with Schlumberger Reservoir Laboratories.
Connate water characterization scaling potential, salt migration, and mineral dissolution
Unconventional reservoirs often contain vast quantities of salt and readily soluble minerals that can dissolve and diffuse into the introduced fracturing fluids. Their variety of salts and minerals can be fully characterized, and full flowback fluid analysis is available.
Numerous chemomechanical tests are routinely performed to measure
Flowback pressure management testing and modeling services are also provided.
The vast majority of the fluid pumped during fracturing treatments stays in the formation. Where does it go? What does it do? Services include