Data drives investment decisions

Our measurements are designed to analyze, solve problems and predict reservoir behavior. Stratum works with you to understand your objectives and customize your analytical program.

Precision is both art and science.

Accurate lab results are the foundation to meaningful insight. It is imperative to obtain quality data before you can confidently support your decisions and assess future investments.

Stratum Reservoir Lab Services

Rock and fluid evaluation provides the ground truth, directly linking to your reservoir.

Routine Core Analysis

Rock and fluid samples provide a direct link to your reservoir or source rock. With decades of skill and expertise spread across the globe, our laboratory services play a pivotal role in reservoir completion strategies. With production success increasingly dependent on what is known about a reservoir, laboratory analyses help quantify the unknown and reduce risk. The result is  better wells with improved recovery and overall economics. We offer a complete suite of Routine Core Analysis services including:

  • Core gamma
  • Photography
  • CT scanning
  • Fluid saturation determination
  • Customized core cleaning
  • Full diameter analysis
  • Permeability
  • Porosity
  • Particle size analysis
  • Core preparation
  • Profile permeability
  • Miscible extraction
  • Sidewall core analysis (percussion & rotary)
  • Laser grain size analysis
  • Sieve analysis
  • Grain density
  • Bulk density
  • Salinity analysis
  • Scratch testing
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Fast track analysis

Special Core Analysis

Our services also inform your well construction and production decisions to enable long term production optimization and profitability. Beyond routine core analysis, we offer an array of specialized core analyses including:

  • Petrophysics
    • Electrical Properties
    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
    • Capillary Pressure
  • Wettability
  • Flow through porous media
    • Relative Permeability
    • Formation Damage
    • Centrifuge
  • Improved/Enhanced Oil Recovery
    • Water Injection
    • Gas Injection
    • Chemical
    • Thermal
  • Rock Mechanics

Geochemical Analysis

Stratum Reservoir offers complete analytical services in the field of geochemistry. These services include the analyses and interpretation of detailed source rock evaluation (pyrolysis, TOC, and maturity assessments). Additional services include bulk properties, high-resolution gas chromatography, biomarker analysis by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS), and compound specific stable isotope analysis for oils, extracts and gases. Analytical results can be applied in many ways ranging from simple assessment of oil and gas quality to basin-wide characterization, assessment of reservoir compartmentalization and production allocation.

For more information, visit our interpretive services and equipment web pages.

Geologic Services

Petrographic evaluations provide direct measurement of total mineralogy (whole rock and clay types), texture, and pore types. This data is essential to establishing depositional environment, diagenetic history, and identifying low-resistivity pay zones and other anomalous log responses. When appraising hydrocarbon reservoirs, rock and fluid samples represent the ground truth.

Our services include:

  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
  • Chemostratigraphy
  • Thin section preparation
  • Thin section petrography
  • Biostratigraphy
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Sedimentology
  • Integrated studies
  • Core and fracture description

We also offer interpretive and advisory services for deeper insight and understanding.

Express Lab

Our Express Lab services enable faster reservoir decisions. Rapid organic geochemistry, mineralogy, and elemental composition are used to make informed drilling decisions,  and provide efficient completions.

  • Source and reservoir rock analysis
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Hyperspectral imaging

Reservoir Fluid Services

Full-service fluid analysis is a robust and comprehensive tool to understand the characteristics of produced hydrocarbons over time to optimize production.  We have extensive experience working with all phases of fluids. Our studies provide composition, phase behavior, flow assurance and chemical stability.

Stratum Reservoir fluid laboratories include:

  • PVT
  • Flow Assurance
  • Water Analysis

Our services include:

  • Gas condensate PVT
  • Volatile oil PVT
  • Black oil PVT
  • Heavy oil PVT
  • Scaling potential
  • Inhibitor evaluation
  • EOS modeling
  • Surface/downhole sampling and sample transfer services
  • EOR testing
  • Live fluid preparation
  • Chromatography for liquid and gas analysis
  • H2S capabilities
  • Integrated PVT and geochemical analysis
  • Sample storage

Core Imaging

Our diverse core imaging capabilities allow the understanding of the rock fabric from the visual to the microscopic scale. Beyond data, we provide upscaling and interpretation for better reservoir characterization.

Many of these datasets can be viewed through our proprietary software, RockView. This complimentary software allows you to visualize, interrogate and understand image datasets. As an example, you can slice, dice, color and understand your whole core CT data in a brand new way.

Stratum Reservoir imaging capabilities include:

  • Dual Energy Computed Tomography (DECT)
  • Photography
    • High resolution white light and UV
    • 360° circumferential
    • Inventory format
    • Plugs
    • Cuttings
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Micro CT
  • High-resolution thin section mosaics
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
    • Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
    • Field Emission Environmental (Environmental SEM)
    • QEMSCAN Automated Mineralogy