Petrographic evaluations provide direct measurement of total mineralogy (whole rock and clay types), texture, and pore types. This data is essential to establishing depositional environment, diagenetic history, and identifying low-resistivity pay zones and other anomalous log responses.
When appraising hydrocarbon reservoirs, rock and fluid samples represent the ground truth. When subjected to rigorous testing at Weatherford Laboratories, these samples can accurately describe depositional environment, quantify reservoir quality, improve reservoir modeling and provide accurate reserve estimates. Armed with this insight, you can assess reservoir potential more confidently and more accurately – and with reduced risk.
Armed with this analysis, the client can make a more-informed decision about the field’s short- and long-term development, whether in the early stages of appraising a prospect, developing a promising region, or exploiting an identified or existing field.
Our team of technical experts works closely with our clients to create rock-based analytical programs that reduce risk and minimize uncertainties in a cost-effective manner. We pride ourselves on personalized project management, both locally and internationally, from a staff of geologists with decades of experience in analyzing and interpreting geological data.
Weatherford Laboratories provides a comprehensive suite of analytical and interpretative geologic services in support of exploration and production projects world-wide. These services include full in-house capabilities for petrographic analysis, geology, sedimentology, biostratigraphy, and fracture analysis. The Weatherford Laboratories team of technical specialists works closely with our clients to create rock-based analytical programs designed to reduce risk and minimize uncertainties in a cost-effective manner.
Geologic Services Offered:
Helical CT Scanning
XRD and XRF Analysis
- X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) – Whole Rock & Clay Mineralogy
- X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) – Elemental Analysis
Thin Section Petrography
Scanning Electron Microscopy
- Standard SEM
- Field Emission Environmental SEM (FE-SEM)
- Focused Ion Beam – Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM)