Physical Fluid Analysis
Base measurements for understanding reservoir fluids
Analyze live and stock-tank fluids to inform decisions across the E&P life cycle.
The Maze microfluidic SARA analysis fully automates the process for testing oil samples for saturates, aromatics, resins, and asphaltenes (SARA)—coupling novel microfluidic chip technology and spectroscopy—for precise measurements that are always repeatable and reproducible.
Results from the Maze microfluidic SARA analysis bring certainty to your operation, with multiple upstream and downstream applications—including validating oil samples prior to PVT analysis, understanding physical and refining properties, assessing crude oil value, and supporting flow assurance and geochemical studies.
Conventional SARA analysis requires extensive time and material resources, liters of solvents, and large laboratory footprint. Results vary widely from lab to lab due to slight procedural and equipment modifications, operator competency and efficiency, and chemical purity and availability.
With Maze analysis, conventional methods—which are cumbersome and time consuming—are now automated, removing operator dependency and subjectivity from the analysis. Turnaround time is also reduced to 4 hours for Maze analysis compared with 3 to 5 days for conventional technology.
Maze analysis is a two-part process within a single, self-contained platform.
Each fraction measurement is achieved through application of optical absorbance measurement using spectrometer and refractometer technologies.
Expanded Schlumberger Reservoir Laboratory delivers comprehensive physical measurements and digital technology enablement
Upstream innovations recognized for excellence in technological development.
Both repeatability and reproducibility are improved with method accepted by ASTM International Standard D7996 for asphaltene content measurement.
Maze microfluidic SARA analysis delivers precise fluid measurements for reservoir characterization