Experience Breadth: Formation Evaluation
Surface logging (mud logging) entails detailed analysis of formation cuttings and fluid entrapped in drilling mud to determine the subsurface nature and presence of oil and gas.
Formation cuttings analysis
The analysis of formation cuttings carried to the surface in drilling mud is a fundamental component of surface logging. On full-service operations, our experienced crews examine cuttings to detect hydrocarbon shows, to assess a formation’s porosity and to characterize its lithology. Coupled with wellsite laboratory-based mineralogical analysis, these data enhance reservoir understanding to inform well placement and completion operations.
Formation gas analysis
One area of surface logging in which we have truly pushed the technological envelope is formation gas analysis. Using data from our GC-TRACERTM (Gas Chromatograph Tool for Real-Time Analysis, Characterization and Evaluation of Reservoirs) surface gas detector, our specialists determine hydrocarbon fluid types and contact points, identify pay zones and support geosteering.
Geoscience consulting services
We offer a broad range of geoscience-based consulting services at the wellsite and from remote locations. Equipped to work in standard, as well as high-pressure/ high-temperature, hydrogen-sulfide-rich and deepwater drilling environments, our experienced wellsite geologists lend tactical support to your drilling operations. Their services include selection of casing, coring and testing points; correlation with offset wells; and geosteering support. Our operations geologists focus on the planning and support of comprehensive evaluation programs, including budget analysis and program design.
Reducing reservoir uncertainty.