Reservoir characterization

Traditionally, wireline or logging-while-drilling formation-testing technology has been the most accepted means of reservoir fluid characterization. But when those fluids are contaminated by mud filtrate, acoustic data can be used for fluid characterization during downhole sampling to successfully track and quantify small changes in oil compressibility.
A fast-moving pressure pulse is the priority of a research and development initiative that, if successful, will result in a new diagnostic technology for horizontal wells in tight reservoirs.
Petrolern has received a $1.15-million grant from the US Department of Energy to develop and commercialize its technology that models in-situ stresses by using available data.

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