Geological Services

Reduce risk with a geological assessment of your reservoir

We provide a comprehensive suite of analytical and interpretive geologic services to support your exploration and production projects. These services include full in-house capabilities for petrographic analysis as well as sedimentology, biostratigraphy, and fracture analyses. Our experienced staff of geologists and technical specialists leverage decades of experience in analyzing geological data to help you assess reservoir potential.

 

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CT Scanning

Evaluate your core from the inside

We employ the latest in CT scanning technology to inspect, characterize, and document an entire cored interval. The scan helps identify sections of the core for further testing.

 

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CT Scanning

Dual Energy CT

Obtain bulk density and matrix values from your core

DECT core scanning provides porosity and bulk density petrophysical measurements. The DECT model also solves for a limited number of rock matrix components to define an apparent matrix.

 

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Dual CT Tomography

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

Measure formation mineralogy with precision

Our X-ray diffraction (XRD) service provides direct measurements of formation mineralogy through analyses of core and drill cuttings. XRD analysis identifies rock and mineral compounds based on their crystal structure.

 

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X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

Elemental Applications

Correlate formations using elemental analysis

Our inorganic elemental geochemistry provides critical data on reservoir quality, depositional environment, and physical properties to deliver high-resolution correlations that are independent of traditional stratigraphic methods.

 

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Elemental Applications

Thin Section Petrography

Take a closer look at rock fabric, texture and porosity

Our petrographers have in-depth expertise in thin section analysis to identify grain types and sizes, as well as matrix, cement and porosity types.

 

Evaluate rock mineralogy and cements here

Thin Section Petrography

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Get a close-up view of your formation

Scanning electron microscopy produces photomicrographs for evaluating rock-mineral morphology and characterizing pore geometry and flow paths. Our petrographers use this technology to evaluate clays, minerals, micropore systems, and composition.

 

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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Field Emission Environmental SEM (FE-SEM)

Evaluate porosity and mineralogy at a nanometer scale

Our state-of-the-art FE-SEM technology provides two-dimensional pore-scale imaging. With advanced mineral mapping capabilities, this service helps you evaluate brittle and ductile mineral distributions to determine optimal candidates for fracture stimulation.

 

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Field Emission Environmental SEM (FE-SEM)

Focused Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscopy

Evaluate porosity and mineralogy in 3D

Our state-of-the-art FIB-SEM technology provides 3D characterization of mineralogy and pore geometry, which enables you to quantify matrix, connected and isolated porosities, organic material, and mineral constituents.

 

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Focused Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscopy

Produced Solids

Identify scale and organic or inorganic solids

Produced solids, such as scale or formation sand, can be an indicator of impending complications. We investigate these problems by identifying solids obtained from your wellbore.

 

Identify produced solids here

Produced Solids