Overview

Determining the production potential of your formation is the crucial first step in developing your field or adding new wells. Formation Evaluation services from Baker Hughes can give you the downhole information you need to improve your wellsite development and completions strategies.

Full-spectrum evaluation

Get crucial information on any aspect of your formation’s composition and structure, with a comprehensive set of wireline-deployable evaluation tools and services.

Geology. Gain detailed understanding of your formation’s structural framework, fracture patterns, sedimentary features, and in-situ stress orientation with our borehole imaging, lithology, rotary coring, and characterization services. Improve your completion designs and perforation strategies with borehole imaging and resistivity anisotropy measurements. And gain in-depth insights to your formation’s lithology and quantities of hydrocarbon-in-place with our Formation Lithology eXplorer™ (FLeX™) elemental spectroscopy wireline logging and PowerCOR™ and MaxCOR™ service coring tools.

Geomechanics. Optimize your drilling and completion programs with a detailed understanding of how your formation responds to downhole stresses. Our acoustic logging services like the Ultrasonic eXplorer (UXPL™) service generate high-resolution acoustic images to improve your drilling, completion, and production decisions at the wellsite. Gain greater insights by combining acoustic imaging tools with our High-definition Earth eXplorer (HDeX™) service and Deep Shear Wave Imaging (DSWI) processing service to detect formation features in finer detail, as far away as 100 ft from the borehole.

Geophysics. Gain a detailed understanding of the geophysical properties of your formation rock with our borehole seismic services. Draw on our expertise in seismic source positioning at surface and receiver placement downhole to make accurate time-depth measurements, calculate seismic velocities, and obtain high-resolution images of your reservoir. These services, coupled with our modeling and data processing specialization, can help you optimize your well completion program.

Petrophysics. Reduce risk and uncertainty in your reservoir development with our petrophysical data acquisition and analysis services. Our full suite of petrophysical evaluation services, including Nautilus Ultra™ nuclear logging tools, the MR eXplorer™ nuclear magnetic resonance service, the RT and 3D eXplorer™ resistivity logging services, and Array Dielectric eXplorer service, helps you accurately quantify your hydrocarbon volumes in even the most challenging environments.   

Reservoir Evaluation and Testing. Accurately determine fluid types and compositions, fluid phase behavior, potential flow assurance risks, and borehole mechanical properties with a wide spectrum of reservoir evaluation and fluid characterization tools. From fluid identification and sampling systems to low mobility testing tools and stress testing straddle packers to modeling and interpretation platforms, we give you unique reservoir insights to develop a production strategy for the long-term profitability of your asset.

Let’s work together to develop the right formation evaluation strategy and optimize your field development plans.



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