Our Real-Time Isotope Logging (RTIL) service delivers continuous isotopic analysis of Methane (d13 C-C1), Ethane (d13 C-C2), and Propane (d13 C-C3) while drilling.
This data provides immediate information for the geochemical characterization of hydrocarbons in the formations penetrated.
The purpose-built technology deployed at the well site provides immediate analysis, minimizing the risks associated with conventional isotope analysis methods where spot samples are collected on-site and transported to an off-site laboratory for analysis. RTIL offers a better depth resolution to characterize variations occurring at a smaller scale.
Its information can be used to determine active or non-active hydrocarbon systems, migration pathways, and post-migration processes including leakage, diffusion, mixing, and secondary alterations.
Integration of this information with fluid logging can be used to determine origin, type, and thermal maturity of source rock. The information facilitates the assessment of in-formation hydrocarbon quality and in-reservoir processes like biodegradation and water washing. Geochemical characterization of hydrocarbon can be used for the identification of reservoir connectivity and compartments. In addition, the data allows for determining formation tops and for the assessment of caprock efficiency and sealing capacity of faults.
The integration of RTIL measurement with other sources of information helps to optimize key decisions impacting the development of the asset.