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Research technologies for understanding subsurface hydrocarbon distribution and fluid histories
Our specialised fluid inclusion and geochemical technologies help industry define subsurface petroleum migration and accumulation processes.
13 March 2006 | Updated 14 October 2011
Fluid inclusion and geochemical technologies are used to reveal the migration pathways and stepwise oil filling history of geological reservoirs. These services have been used in the majority of Australian wells over the last ten years.
This information can be used for numerous petroleum exploration and development decisions such as:
assessment of oil zone extents
proximity indicators for oil accumulations
distinguishing multiple charge events
assessing source, maturity and physical alteration of petroleum
trap integrity testing
calibration of petroleum system models.
We offer the following services:
We also offer tailored interpretation and integrated research programs. To find out more about our unique research services please contact us.
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