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Geochemical characterisation is conducted on Crude oils, Condensates/Volatile Oils, Oil Seeps and Natural Gases.
A detailed interpretive report can be generated and provides an assessment of the
source organic matter type and maturity at generation/time of expulsion, depositional
environment, evaluation of any alteration processes, and possibly geologic age. If
multiple oils and evaluated, oil-oil correlation and reservoir continuity can be assessed.
The standard analytical package with interpretation is adequate for interpretation of
hydrocarbon gases. For natural gases with high concentrations of specific non-hydrocarbon
gases, additional analyses may be required. GCIRMS can be added to the standard package
at the client's request.
Reservoir geochemistry is becoming more and more important to understanding the distribution
of liquid hydrocarbons within a reservoir and its compartments (if any).
A detailed interpretation can be provided to assess the degree of similarity between
liquid hydrocarbons from separate units within the reservoir. Conclusions drawn will
aid in evaluation of potential compartmentalisation of the host reservoir.