Do you know that fossil fuels, including oil and gas, cater to eighty percent of our energy requirements? Apart from supplying energy, they are also used for fuel and heating. It’s unsurprising that our global energy consumption continues to rise and is expected to reach up to eight and a half billion by 2030. Due to such an alarming situation, we need to find better techniques to extract oil and gas reserves efficiently.
Reservoir characterization is done before extracting reserves. This method identifies the ability of the reservoir to produce and store hydrocarbons. It determines the appropriate technique to enhance production by identifying fluid performance under various circumstances. Mud logging enhances reservoir characterization by collecting data regarding potential hydrocarbon formations and associated geological formations to conduct cost-effective and secure operations.
CNPS is a geological equipment supplier. We offer advanced equipment for mud-logging, geological drilling, surface evaluation, and monitoring. Our company is known globally for providing efficient energy solutions and OCTG goods like pipelines and drilling equipment. Keep reading this blog to learn how advanced mud-logging techniques can enhance reservoir characterization.
To explore the oil and gas reserves, we must identify the characteristics of various earth layers. The latest mud-logging techniques help get information about the surface through efficient drilling. It enables companies to correlate between the reservoir’s geological and hydrocarbon formations. Thus, mud-logging helps in conducting better drilling operations through enhanced reservoir characterization.
Oil exploration operations require advanced mud-logging units to conduct on-site inspections of rock units and gas formations. Powerful and latest mud-logging equipment are used for drilling rugged landscapes and reservoirs. Thus, mud logging enables companies to create accurate boreholes for reservoir characterization. Accurate boreholes are vital for analyzing data about various rock cuttings and surface formations. This method determines borehole lithology by identifying hydrocarbon depth and observing gases that have penetrated the reservoir.
Mud logging companies evaluate and characterize the permeability and pore pressure by drilling reservoirs. They also gauge and asses the productibility of hydrocarbons by collecting data on all drilling operations.
Moreover, the latest mud-logging equipment ensures a secure and economical drilling process using efficient geological field supplies and trained mud-logging specialists. Mud-logging geologists apply various sensors on the drilling tools to locate even the most minute pipe pressure to support high precision and efficiency.
Oil and gas reserves are often trapped in inaccessible areas. The reservoir characterization of such areas is not possible through standard techniques due to the lack of subsurface information. Mud logging can be done to collect crucial data in difficult areas like exploratory, wildcat, or horizontal wells. Advanced mud-logging equipment allows the correlation of the most challenging data.
Horizontal wells don’t have wireline logs, and drilling fluids affect the accuracy of data. Mud-logging offers efficient solutions to obtain downhole data and access high-pressure zones.
Mud-logging evaluates various rock cuttings with the help of drilling fluid. The drilling fluids are injected into the well to monitor downhole pressure, bring cuttings closer and lubricate the wells to keep the reservoir clean. The cuttings are investigated and analyzed to stop unforeseen kicks and enhance reservoir characterization.
Mud logging also determines whether the reservoir is drilled in the right direction by collecting data about trapped fluids and gases. Mud logging enhances reservoir characterization by quantifying hydrocarbons and gas samples using chromatography.