One of the keys to evaluating any petroleum system (shale resource play or conventional reservoir system) is understanding the amount and characteristics of the organic matter contained in the source or reservoir rock. Fundamental analyses used to determine this information include Source Rock Analysis, Reservoir Screening, TOC measurements, and Vitrinite Reflectance (VRo).
Source Rock Screening
Source Rock Pyrolysis and TOC are used to determine both the rock’s potential to generate hydrocarbons and the maturity of the organic material.
Advanced Pyrolysis Methods for any application
Temperature programs can be customized for the identification and assessment of oil stains, heavy oils, tar mats, or Liquid Rick Shale plays. Separating the traditional S1 peak into components from L1 to L4 provides a more accurate measurement of existing hydrocarbon.
Analyze, separate and quantify sulfur composition and species to improve the identification of Type IIS organic matter to evaluate organic facies shifts, H2S prone intervals, or maturity anomalies resulting from varying organic sulfur quantities.
Virtual Solvent Extraction
Analytical software to simulate solvent extractions (CleanSim) in newly acquired and legacy data provides an option to accurately estimate S2 and Tmax values in suspect data and in samples contaminated by drilling mud.
Vitrinite Reflectance (VRo)
Direct assessment of vitrinite reflectance or converted assessment from other organic fossil reflectance to determine thermal maturity on whole rock or kerogen concentrate material.
Visual Kerogen Analysis (VKA)
VKA visually estimates the percentage distribution of organic matter types relative to all rock constituents, including mineral matter.