Special Core Analysis

Address critical reservoir issues with our comprehensive suite of advanced tests

Our full range of special core analyses address the most critical issues in your reservoir. From capillary pressure and fluid flow properties to petrophysics and rock mechanics, we can characterize relative permeability, assess formation damage, and improve reservoir modeling. Our services also inform your well construction and production decisions to enable long-term production optimization and profitability.

Formation Damage

Determine how drilling and completion affect the near-wellbore region

E&P processes may cause formation damage and reduce the natural productivity or injectivity of a well. Our battery of sophisticated tests can help you assess and mitigate formation damage.

 

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Formation Damage

Rock Mechanics

Evaluate stress effects in every aspect of well performance

Formation stress can impact well placement, wellbore stability, hydraulic fracturing, and production. Our sophisticated high pressure/high temperature rock deformation system helps solve costly problems in drilling, completion, and production.

 

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Rock Mechanics

Relative permeabilty

Measure multiphase flow through porous rock

Relative permeability is an important parameter for determining producible reserves and estimating ultimate recovery. Our steady-state and unsteady-state laboratory measurements help characterize flow behavior in your reservoir.

 

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Relative permeability

Wettability

Assess interactions between reservoir rock and fluids

Wettability assessment is key for understanding core-fluid interactions. Our centrifugal measurements can simulate reservoir conditions to evaluate the effects that rock mineralogy has on reservoir or completion fluids.

 

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Wettability

Electrical properties

Calibrate well logs with direct measurements of core properties

Cores provide a direct means of measuring reservoir parameters. We measure electrical properties to determine cementation exponent (m), saturation exponent (n), and formation factor (F ) values for calculating fluid saturations.

 

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Electrical properties

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Calibrate well logs using NMR scans

Our nuclear magnetic resonance core scans provide a nondestructive, rapid method to determine fluid saturations and evaluate movable and bound fluid at reservoir conditions.

 

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance