Global Automated Mineralogy

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Why CGG’s Global Automated Mineralogy Group?

We believe in challenging the status quo and believe in doing things differently in order to maximize the value for our customers.

How?

We challenge the status quo by designing products, services & quantitative workflows that answer key questions on reservoir characterization covering all lithology types that help to further reduce uncertainty at the well bore to play scale.

What?

Established in 2006 and now constitutes one of the industry’s largest, best equipped and experienced automated mineralogy services. Utilizing state-of-the-art Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS), including our proprietary RoqSCAN™ technology. Our experience covers all major and minor conventional and unconventional resource plays around the world.

Global Automated Mineralogy Experience

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Introduction

Our group undertakes various types of projects, whether independent studies or forming part of an integrated multidisciplinary project. Automated mineralogy sample preparation and analysis is non-destructive allowing for the quantification of both compositional and textural data. Our workflows and deliverables are extensive, many of which are presented below:

  • Reservoir quality and characterization
  • Quantitative mineralogical analysis of core, cuttings, SWC and thin sections
  • Quantitative pore analysis
    • Porosity
    • Pore Size Distribution
    • Pore Aspect Ratio
  • High resolution mineral mapping
  • Grain size and shape analysis
  • Rock typing
  • Quantitative lithotyping
  • Rheology (brittleness vs. Ductility) and geomechanical calculations
  • Well-to-well mineral and elemental correlation (Chemostratigraphy)
  • Heavy mineral provenance evaluation
  • High resolution Backscatter Electron (BSE) and Secondary Electron (SE) imaging for diagenetic evaluation.
  • Borehole stability
  • Validation of log data
  • Input into optimized and geometric completions
  • Drilling contamination
  • Integrated petrophysical modelling and upscaling into seismic reservoir characterization models (seismic attribute volumes).

Two types of automated mineralogy services are offered:

  1. bespoke laboratory analysis for detailed rock properties evaluation, and;
  2. exclusively developed portable analytical system, RoqSCAN™, for well site, core store and off-site analysis.

Details of these services are provided in their designated tabs.

GeoConsulting - Automated Mineralogy

Automated Mineralogy

Providing nano-metre scale digital imaging, and micron resolution digital petrographic analysis.

GeoConsulting - QemScan

QemScan

An integrated scanning electron microscope hardware and cutting edge software suite.

GeoConsulting - RoqScan

RoqScan

Automated mineralogy. Hard data when and where you need it. Perform detailed rock property analyses. Steer wells. Optimize completions.
GeoConsulting - Robertson

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