Industry Article: Reservoir Fluid Properties Measured Downhole

Publication: Journal of Petroleum Technology
Publication Date: 08/01/2009

Over the years, oil companies have started recognizing that a disturbing number of reservoir- and production-management problems could be traced back to a single root cause—inadequate understanding of reservoir fluid properties. After performing detailed analyses and calculations, scientists and engineers were able to quantify the cumulative economic effect of these shortcomings in reservoir knowledge. This provided encouragement to pursue a solution, but the process was difficult.