Rock and fluid analysis services in the laboratory and at the wellsite
Discover the physical properties of your reservoirs through rock and fluid analyses backed by state-of-the-art technology and extensive experience. A synergy that enriches and strengthens our analyses to achieve exceptional results and on time to satisfy our clients.
Our geological services team has extensive experience in the studies of oil and gas reservoirs. The geological services range from core viewing and sedimentological description to petrographical analysis of texture and mineralogical characteristics, supported by state-of-the-art analytical instruments and methodologies, such as XRD, SEM, petrographic microscopes for fluorescence and thin section preparation. We also offer integrated reservoir studies, reservoir quality assessment and integration of geological information with well logs.
Routine core analysis involves studying the physical properties of the rock that are essential for reservoir characterization. At Petricore, we conduct high-quality measurements of porosity, permeability, grain density, and fluid saturations to determine the rock quality through flow zone units. This allows us to correlate the core with well logs and gain a precise understanding of the properties of the reservoir's porous medium.
The special properties of rocks are essential for reliable reservoir engineering calculations. The data obtained from core samples provide our clients with a clear understanding of their reservoir's behavior and reveal unconventional responses to well treatments. Moreover, these data serve as a basis for estimating reserves and designing development plans, enhancing log interpretation, and providing information for secondary and tertiary recovery programs.
The studies of the different specialties of geochemistry, such as biomarker analysis, reservoir geochemistry, geochemical modeling, isotopy, pyrolysis and TOC, Vitrinite Reflectance (% Ro), serve as tools for exploration and production of petroleum systems, which allow the determination of the source of organic matter and the depositional environment, the generating potential of hydrocarbons and the maturity of organic matter, the migration routes of the hydrocarbons, correlations between the source rock and the generated oil or correlations between oils.
The study of the different reservoir fluids is a tool that provides the oil industry with key data about the thermodynamic behavior of the reservoir fluid, in order to support an integrated study that allows obtaining an accurate evaluation of reserves as well as quality of the fluids produced. Additionally, it contributes to the development of optimal recovery strategies that allow reactivating and / or increasing the productivity of oil fields.
Petricore’s suite of digital rock solutions covers a complete characterization of the reservoir rock based on a digital model of the internal structure of the rock, constructed from digital images. These solutions include multiple rock properties including SCAL properties like capillary pressure and relative permeability and require only small fragments of rock.
Petricore’s digital rock analysis is validated and benchmarked, and the pioneering development of the technology continues through research projects co-funded by the leading oil and gas operators in the industry.
The main objective of core processing is to know the physical state and quality of the core before beginning the studies of the petrophysical properties of the rocks recovered from a formation of interest. The process involves dual energy CT scanning, spectral gamma ray log, slabbing, plugging and imaging to provide initial correlation with well logs and the development of the analysis program.