Advanced Reservoir Characterization

Office: 403-220-8707

Meghan Rychyk, Project Manager

 
  • Lithofacies & Depositional Environments
  • Controls on vertical and lateral heterogeneity
  • Sequence stratigraphic framework
Geological Characterization 1
  • Depositional rock typing (grouping according to texture, composition, sedimentary structure and stratigraphic sequence) from core description and outcrop
  • Petrographic rock typing (grouping according to diagenetic alteration, bulk rock composition, mineralogy and clay type) using thin section analysis, SEM and XRD
  • Organic matter association and preservation
  • Geochemical analysis: Thermal maturity, kerogen type
Geological Characterization 2
 
  • Apply state-of-the-art and new methods for characterizing matrix pore structure
  • SANS/USANS
    • Wide Range PSD
    • Open vs. closed porosity
    • Fluid-rock interaction
pore structure analysis
  • Low Pressure N2/CO2 adsorption
    • Meso and micropore analysis
  • Establish controls on pore structure (organic / inorganic)
Scanning Electron Imaging of Pore Structure
Pore Structure Image
 
  • Apply state-of-the-art and new methods for characterizing fluid flow
  • Profile permeameter for characterizing fine scale heterogeneity
  • Pressure-and-pulse-decay for ultra low matrix permeability rock
  • Establish impact of fluid saturation, stress and pore structure
Fluid flow analysis
fluid flow analysis
 
  • Apply state-of-the-art and new methods for characterizing fluid - rock interaction
Fluid Rock Interaction
Fluid Rock Interaction
  • Environmental variable pressure SEM to "observe" mineralogical controls on wettability using native and hydraulic fracturing fluids
Fluid Rock Interaction
Fluid Rock Interaction
  • Pore-scale imaging and modeling for generating relative permeability curves
Fluid Rock Interaction
Fluid Rock Interaction
 
  • Better methods for net pay calculations
 
  • New methods to identify cyclicity and establish layering
  • Investigate advanced methods for core-log calibration (NLR, ANN)
  • Use advanced PDA as a control
Well Log Analysis
Well Log Analysis

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