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Planned Laboratory Functions

Core Study

Conventional Core Analysis Laboratory

  • Rock Type
  • Porosity
  • Permeability
  • Tectonic Structure-fracture/joints
  • Matching core depth to downhole logs
    • Zone of accumulation
    • Clay content
  • Hydrocarbon indication –fluid content
  • Grain density
  • Particle size distribution
  • Litho-facies assignment

Special Core Analysis Laboratory

  • Porosity at confining pressure
  • Permeability at confining pressure
  • Relative permeability
  • Electrical properties of rocks
  • Water flood susceptibility
  • Rock-fluid compatibility
  • Capillary pressure test
  • Formation damage / restoration evaluation
  • Assessment of oil/ gas Potential
  • Sand control evaluation
  • Steady –Unsteady state flow tests

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Formation Fluid Properties Laboratory

  • Formation Volume factor
  • Factor controlling phase behaviour
  • Constant mass expansion
  • Constant volume depletion
  • Single and multiphase-flow
  • Gas –liquid flow measurement
  • Formation fluid analysis
  • Treatment fluid behaviour chemistry
  • Rheology with reference to PVT conditions
  • Density with reference to PVT conditions.
  • Vapour –liquid ratio
  • Optimize reservoir productivity/recovery
  • Reservoir material balance evaluation
  • Hydrocarbon content
  • Impurities as H2S/CO2

Enhanced Oil Recovery Laboratory

  • Swell test
  • Relative permeability
  • Fluid flow through porous media
  • Wettability and capillary pressure
  • Pore size distribution
  • Fluid phase distribution
  • Cap rock evaluation
  • Formation damage assessment
  • Core flood evaluation

Artificial Lift Techniques Laboratory

  • Physico-chemical behaviour of formation fluid
  • Temperature response
  • Artificial lift design

Drilling Fluid Properties Laboratory

  • Characteristics of drilling fluids
    • Density
    • Rheology
    • pH
    • Mud additives
    • Behavior at Bottom Hole Temperature
    • Hydrocarbon Content

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Geochemistry Laboratory

  • Formation rock chemistry
  • Formation fluid chemistry
  • Rock-fluid, fluid –fluid interaction
  • Pay zone identification
  • Organic richness
  • Petroleum Potential
  • Thermal Maturity
  • Oil-gas yield
  • Evaluation  of surfactants and Polymers
  • Miscibility displacement
  • Enhanced oil recovery monitoring
  • Reservoir continuity

Petrology Laboratory

  • Rock identification
  • Fracture pattern analysis
  • Formation sensitivity
  • Cap rock evaluation
  • Thin section study
    ♦ Mineral constituents
    ♦ Porosity
    ♦ Grain geometry
    • Sorting  • Texture  • Compactness   • Cementing
  • Allochems
  • Diagenitic history of sediments
  • Degree of evolution
    • Immature
    • Oil zone
    • Gas Zone

Rock Mechanics Laboratory

  • Compressive Strength test
  • Rock hardness and tensile strength
  • Fracture orientation /toughness
  • Wellbore stability
  • Structural excavation design parameter
  • Perforation optimization
  • Rock –fluid sensitivity
  • Optimize acid-hydraulic fracturing
  • Proppant selection
  • Fines migration control
  • Pore volume compressibility

Drilling Simulation Laboratory

  • Basic drilling operation and control
    • Well control
    • Bit selection
  • Blowout prevention techniques

 

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