X-Ray Diffraction or Bulk Mineralog
Unconventional reservoirs typically contain a significant amount of mineralogical heterogeneity which requires accurate and detailed lithology for immediate drilling and completions decisions. Traditional wellsite lithologic descriptions are very subjective and lack repeatable procedures for generating quantitative mineralogy.
X-Ray Diffraction has long been the industry standard for accurate mineralogy and is still a preferred method to calculation of mineralogy from downhole elemental capture tools. However, traditional laboratory XRD is very costly and typically comes with slow turnaround times.
Reservoir Group Surface Logging uses state-of-the art technology and industry leading interpretive protocols to provide accurate, quantified, laboratory quality bulk XRD mineralogy at a fraction of traditional costs either at wellsite or in a Rapid Answer Lab setting.
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