Detailed reservoir fluid analysis is essential when developing your field for optimal production. Cuttings & Gas Evaluation strategies from Baker Hughes help you make informed drilling and completions decisions for enhanced reservoir production.
Our comprehensive Volatiles Analysis Service (VAS) is a lab-based measurement and advisory service that evaluates your formation’s fluid, petrophysical, and geomechanical properties from drill cuttings or core plugs.
A range of reservoir insights
VAS gives you insights to understand oil migration and variable reservoir characteristics while designing your field development plan.
Specific properties and parameters include:
- Measurements of C1-C10 content gas and compositional variations such as gas-to-oil ratios and presence of aromatics, paraffins, and heavies/lights.
- An analysis of the formation’s relative fracturability and permeability.
- An estimate of fluid saturations in the pore spaces of the rock.
- Assessments of the estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) of oil in a well.
Whether you want to characterize your lateral, detect fractures and faults, or clearly identify pay zones, VAS delivers a wealth of benefits.
- Optimize your completion design. Improve your fracturing stage placement and cluster intensity with cuttings analysis that accurately characterizes the near-well formation, identifies faults, and differentiates between water-filled and oil-filled fractures.
- Reduce risk and costly workovers. Identify optimal landing zones and missed pay zones to prevent re-entry or overlooked opportunities.
- Pinpoint your production opportunities. Use the insights from VAS to distinguish between productive and unproductive intervals.
- Trace your reservoir’s history. Gain valuable insights to hydrocarbon migration through time to map oil/water contacts and compare present-to-historical hydrocarbon accumulations.
- Save time. Quickly make informed reservoir development decisions with evaluation insights provided within days of extraction.
Learn more about how our Cuttings & Gas Analysis Service can vastly improve your reservoir characterization.