Percussion Sidewall Core
During percussion sidewall coring, an explosive charge is used to fire a short core barrel into the formation at high speed. This method of coring does not yield the same quality of rock material produced by conventional or rotary coring, but it has the advantage of being a much faster and less expensive way to retrieve rock material.
Service around the clock
Proper sampling and handling of these samples directly contributes to the quality of the data generated. Our Percussion Sidewall Lab operates 24 hours a day to deliver data within hours of our receiving the samples which enables you to make fast completion decisions.
The most cost-effective and useful tool in your evaluation arsenal.
Residual saturations useful in water-based mud systems
Sample volumes typically suitable for petrology and geochemistry
Aid for completion strategies and evaluating anomalous log response
Additional uses of percussion sidewalls
Grain size analysis (LPSA/sieve analysis)
Petrographic analysis (XRD, thin section, and SEM)
Formation damage (capillary suction time and acid solubility)
Data acquired from routine PSWC Analysis: