International petroleum systems specialist Applied Petroleum Technology (APT) has entered into a joint venture agreement with UK-based Fluid Inclusion Consulting (FIC) to provide a unique spectrum of post-well analyses for E&P companies.
At the centre of the cooperation is the combination of three technologies: APTís wellsite gas processing and interpretation software package Girasol (Gas interpretation reservoir analysis software) with FICís exclusive access to Fluid Inclusion Technologiesí (FIT) datasets and Rockwash Geodataís patented sample washing and digitisation process.
ďTo date there has been very little innovation in how the oil industry treats the data captured from the wells drilled with respect to rocks collected and the gases measured. Typically, this data ends up in a pdf-file on a company server and is little used once the well is drilled; our technologies will create digital datasets far more amenable to analysis, providing more value to the data acquired and deeper technical insights. APT is teaming up with FIC to provide a unique, low-cost set of analytical results to assess the distribution of potential reservoirs, pay zones, shows and residual petroleum anomalies,Ē says Julian Moore, head of APTís UK operation.
APTís Girasol software incorporates a normalisation function which attempts to remove the drilling signal and a compositional correction for when oil-based muds are used, providing a normalised corrected gas dataset.
FIC has exclusive access to FITís global datasets featuring data captured through the analysis of trapped fluids in rock material, with a focus on determining the history of a given petroleum system. Furthermore, through their close relationship with Rockwash Geodata, FIC also has access to PhotoSTRATTM and XRF datasets, providing geoscientists with a detailed insight into the depositional setting of the entire stratigraphic column.
ďWe are excited to be partnering with APT to offer an integrated product that combines complementary analytical techniques. We will be able to offer new insights into the petroleum system by evaluating subsurface fluids that have been recorded through multiple methods, whilst also adding lithological context. Ultimately, we feel that this product will help geoscientists to better understand the complexities of the subsurface.Ē says Jack Cawthorne, managing director of FIC.
APT provides geochemical and biostratigraphic laboratory services, basin modelling and petroleum systems analysis to operators worldwide. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has additional offices in the UK, USA and Canada.
FIC is a geochemical consultancy provider with access to a vast fluid inclusion database and expert knowledge of applying the techniques of fluid inclusion stratigraphy and microthermometry in a petroleum systems context. The company is based in Chester, UK.