When searching for oil and gas, operators cannot realize the true production potential of a reservoir without understanding the petrophysical properties of the field. Rock core samples represent the ground truth.
The Trouble with Well Log Tools in Dirty, Downhole Environments
Lab-based NMR core analysis was originally designed to help petroleum engineers and well log analysts calibrate downhole NMR data. But NMR logging technology can be affected by changing temperatures, polarity anomalies, naturally-occurring radio signals and by other electronic equipment. Operators are trying to use downhole NMR well log tools in very dirty, volatile and signal rich environments. As a result, it is very difficult to perform accurate and controlled measurements.
A Cleaner Solution with Clearer Results
H2 Laboratories’ NMR instruments work in a much cleaner, more controlled environment. We calibrate data collected by the downhole NMR tools for greater accuracy. This includes T2 cut offs, which are a key indicator of where oil or gas is located within a test well.
NMR analysis can measure fluid behavior inside rock samples in ways other techniques simply cannot. H2 Laboratories can help you determine how much fluid flows through the rock, providing greater visibility into total fluid volume. NMR can also determine permeability, capillary pressure, and gas/water or oil/water contents.
H2 Laboratories: A Part of Your Rock Core Analysis Toolkit
Consider H2 Laboratories’ NMR testing technology an essential part of your rock core analysis toolkit. It’s not an alternative to routine core analysis; it complements existing methods by applying more accurate measurements and better results. We provide many “reality” checks for the NMR log data analyzers, so they can get to the heart of the matter.