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.
Petrographic Services can be performed on conventional core, rotary sidewall cores, percussion sidewall cores, drill cuttings, outcrop samples, and produced materials. These services include a comprehensive suite of core description, thin section, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and other related services. Our petrographers have extensive experience in characterizing clastic and carbonate conventional reservoirs. We also have expertise in the characterization of tight gas sands, shale reservoirs, unconsolidated sands, and heavy oil sands.
Petrology and Sedimentology studies range from single well to multi-well field studies, and integrate a variety of petrophysical data sets. These studies provide our customers with rock-based answers regarding controls on reservoir quality, deposition environment, diagenetic history, formation damage prevention and anomalous wireline log response.
• Detailed Core Description
• Fracture Reconnaissance
• Detailed Fracture Description
Thin Section Preparation
Overburden Thin Section Impregnation
Digital Color Thin Section Photomicrographs
Thin Section Descriptions
• General Thin Section Descriptions
• Detailed Thin Section Composition Analysis
Touchstone™ Compatible Thin Section Analysis
Thin Section Grain Size and Coding Analysis
Epifluorescence Petrographic Analysis
X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
• Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM)
• Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM)
• Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM)
Sedimentology - Depositional Environment
Formation Damage Prevention
Low Resistivity Pay
Regional and Basin Studies