A method using collected drilled/archived sample cuttings to quickly identify:
1. The elemental and mineralogical composition of rock substances using secondary (fluorescence) x-ray emissions.
2. Specific lithology changes updated to mud log in real time (this can be customized!)
3. Elemental ratios to profile specific hazardous drill zones, cementation, limestone vs dolomite, chert, and aluminosilicates (clay-rich zones)
4. Psuedo element identification to calculate oxide data and mineral compositions of sample cuttings
5. Compartment correlation from accurately profiling each well with a complete elemental analysis, SEM imaging, Isotope analysis and Rock Eval.
6. Archived elemental data to provide wellbore mapping prior for future drilling operations.
7. Correlated elemental data with Rock Eval, SEM and GC-IR2 to find high interest zones: high frackability, high TOC, sweet spots are just a few examples!
8. Direct relationship of XRF data to horizontal wellbore to include custom displays fitting cliental data requests
Rigaku XRDMiniFlex 600 s a X-ray diffractometer that can perform qualitative and quantitative analysis. The MiniFlex 600 Operating at 600 watts (X-ray tube), the MiniFlex 600 is the most powerful benchtop x-ray diffraction system in the world. Enabling faster analysis and improved overall output. XRD- will provide a fast, efficient and reliable tool for
mineral identification. XRD can determine the proportion of the different minerals present in sample cuttings XRD can identify, degree crystallinity of minerals, diagenesis phases, structural state of minerals as well as degree of hydration in mineral complexes. This data provides quantitative volume fractions of minerals in samples.
Rock Evaluation S1 S2 TOCRock Eval pyrolysis is a well-developed technique to provide a close examination into the hydrocarbon characteristics of formations. This machine provides data about existing HCs (S1), potential HCs in rock (S2), Total Organic Content to predict potential Oil show as well as thermal maturity of source rock.
Using Rock Eval Pyrolysis to mimic the natural formation of hydrocarbon generation to evaluate both conventional and unconventional petroleum source rocks.
1. Identify unconventional hydrocarbon characteristics such as low permeability tight oil—siltstone, shale, carbonates, shale oil—locked in fine-grained, and organic rich rock (fractured shale, hybrid shale)
2. Data plotted onto geochemical logs or mud logs to determine reservoir or source rock of well bore.
3. S1/S2 ratio correlated to Vernadium data to predict good TOC zones
4. Utilization of the “oil crossover effect” revolutionary method to identify pay zones
5. Pyrolysis data to accurately identify thermal maturity, kerogen type, and quality of petroleum source rocks.
Process for Isotopes below.
Genesis GeoChem Lab
13832 Santa Fe Crossing Drive
Edmond, OK 73013
Scanning Electron MicroscopeSEM imaging to inspect sample cuttings with magnification range that
uses optical microscopy extending into the nanoscale range.
1. Sample images complete with the scale and measurement of pore spaces throughout the entire wellbore.
2. Identification of: Mineral matrix bodies (interparticle & intraparticle), organic matter pores, fractured pores, pore throats.
3. Images to illustrate different pore types to provide data about fluid flow – producibility.
4. Measurement of micro, meso ¯o pore spaces labeled on images for drill cuttings.
5. Average pore space interpolation of specified depth range.
The GC-IR2 is an exclusive machine developed by scientists Dr. Wu and Dr. Deev that for the first time offers immediate Isotope analysis on compound specific C1, C2 and C3 during petroleum drilling operations.
Some of the Benefits:
1. Real-time compound specific analysis gives permeability/porosity assessment of formations by measuring gas release of methane.
2. Use fresh jar δ13C1,2 values to find sweetspots, which have optimum permeability in tight oil formations.
3. Well ID using geochemical signatures for future exploration.
4. Compositional similarities between methane, butane and propane can be used to determine heterogeneity of reservoir system
5. Isotope analysis can be very expensive and have long turn-around times with our competitors.