High-Definition Spectroscopy—Determining Mineralogic Complexity

Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 26
Issue: 1
Publication Date: 03/01/2014

Petrophysicists use downhole spectroscopy tools to determine mineralogy and rock composition. These tools have been beneficial in helping scientists understand organic-rich shales and conventional formation rocks. A new tool offers the ability to compute total organic carbon—which is important in shale evaluation—and to quantify the mineralogic components of complex lithologies.