Physical Fluid Analysis | SLB

Physical Fluid Analysis

The base measurements for understanding reservoir fluids

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Our globally distributed comprehensive reservoir laboratories provide accurate physical fluid analyses:

  • Basic physical stock-tank fluid properties studies: density, viscosity, water content, and sulfur content
  • Live and stock-tank oil viscosity measurement using electromagnetic and capillary viscometers
  • Stock-tank fluids properties analysis related to organic solids behavior, including asphaltene content and saturates, aromatics, resins, and asphaltenes (SARA); cloud point and pour point; and wax content


The basic physical properties fluids—such as density, viscosity, water content, and sulfur content—are significant factors in optimizing development and production.