Understanding Fractures

Downhole, Near-Bit Measurements
For Accurate Reservoir Characterization

For the first time, allowing detailed fracture analysis on every well.  Correlation of natural fractures across formations to understand their impacts on drilling, completions and production.

By measuring the relationship between VTI and HTI elastic parameters, fractures are identified. In the example to the left, a horizontal well was drilled in the neighborhood of a producing vertical well.

The plot shows well-normalized curves from mass spectrometer. This shows relative ratios of heavy to light gas species at same MD as fractures measured, indicating communication between wells.