For tight gas sands, fundamental questions are more difficult to answer: How much gas is present? How much of it is recoverable? Will the reservoir be economically viable? Weatherford Laboratories has customized procedures and advanced protocols to yield the answers that offer improved meaning and usability to operators. It's how we ensure that more accurate decision-making occurs.
Our integrated processes include the measurement of routine rock properties, special core analysis, and fluid phase behavior to give greater insight into reservoir optimization strategies. Tight gas sands are evaluated with improved techniques for electrical properties, capillary pressure and completion fluid analysis data related to field production optimization. For tight gas sands, these are defining analyses, enabling the more precise estimation of how much gas is in place. In fact, the value we deliver in these plays is quantifiable. Our customers get measurably improved accuracy in reported data.
If accuracy is a Weatherford Laboratories advantage, innovation is another. We have developed unique processes to overcome limitations within the laboratory - like the high-pressure, 1,000-psi plate / membrane and vapor desorption for capillary pressure. At Weatherford Laboratories, these and other proprietary practices provide unparalleled understanding of tight gas sands.