Reservoir characterization

The utility of mud gas data so far has been limited to fluid typing, formation evaluation, and interwell geological and petrophysical correlation. The ongoing digital transformation has presented the opportunity to increase the utility of, and get more value from, the abundant and rich mud gas data. This article raises the question of whether getting more from mud gas…
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.

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