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Accessing E&P domain science and knowledge with the latest digital technology
Maximize the value of your data and measurements with interpretation and analysis relating to the technical disciplines specific to your reservoir.
Our petrotechnical specialists help you characterize and understand your reservoir by evaluating rock and fluid properties such as porosity, fluid saturations, permeability, lithology, and rock mechanical properties. With these results you can determine hydrocarbon reserves and reservoir producibility, decide where to complete and how to stimulate, pinpoint where to land your lateral, and devise long-term field development strategies.
From planning a data-acquisition job to the delivery of final interpreted results, we work with you to ensure that the data and interpretations meet your needs. We have the flexibility to incorporate core data, test results, and any other input into our log-based interpretation system. And, because our experts have an in-depth understanding of the latest acquisition technologies, you’ll derive the maximum value from the data obtained.
E&P data must often be processed, interpreted, and delivered quickly to support critical decisions impacting wellsite operations—and our petrotechnical centers provide these services on an around-the-clock basis. Real-time support and quick turnaround times can be provided with proper prejob coordination.
Expert evaluation of geology data pairs field experience and geology interpretation proficiency using proprietary workflows to deliver geological answers and enhance the value of your data acquisition.
Our domain experts integrate structural, textural, and geomechanical image information with other logging results and core data. For example, a comparison can be made between the stress orientation indicated by the fast shear azimuth from a dipole sonic tool versus the stress orientation indicated by borehole images. Detailed facies analysis can be performed by combining the high-resolution borehole image data with magnetic resonance or the mineralogy from a neutron-induced spectroscopy tool.
Every stage in the reservoir life cycle benefits from the accurate measurement and evaluation of geomechanical properties. Robust LWD multipole LWD measurements mitigate drilling risks by addressing wellbore stability. Similarly critical for shale reservoirs is wireline 3D logging to comprehensively characterize both intrinsic and stress-induced anisotropy. Further insight to reservoir rock behavior concerning completion, stimulation, and production comes from our Reservoir Laboratory geomechanics services.
Whether characterization and monitoring are at the well, field, or basin scale, our petrotechnical experts work with you to incorporate your geomechanical data into comprehensive, multidisciplinary geomechanical models and workflows.
Borehole seismic surveys provide high-resolution, high-fidelity depth and velocity data for generating images and calibrating surface seismic data and models. LWD acquisition with real-time processing significantly reduces uncertainty ahead of the bit by up to several thousand feet.
Our portfolio of survey types can provide solutions for many different applications—from exploration through completions to full-field development. These range from simple check-shot surveys for time and depth determination to 3D VSP for high-resolution imaging around the well. New distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) systems significantly accelerate data acquisition for integration into your field and reservoir models.
Understanding your reservoir’s fluid content and behavior is critical—from the first exploratory well to implementing enhanced oil recovery. The answers lie in measuring reservoir pressure, conducting downhole fluid analysis (DFA), and collecting fluid samples for laboratory PVT analysis.
From drilling onward, managing risk and targeting productive zones relies on accurate, representative data and multidisciplinary interpretation expertise to account for the many factors involved, such as compartmentalization. It takes direct measurements obtained through sampling and testing to realistically model the dynamic reservoir system for efficient, effective production.