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Grain Size Analysis (Sieve or Laser Particle Size Analyses)
Particle size distribution may be determined by the rapid and inexpensive Laser Particle Size Analysis (LPSA) method or by conventional sieving using a standard or modified sieve set. Commonly used to support Petrography but also well engineering, results are presented as tabulated data and particle size distribution curves.
X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
XRD aids mineral identification and may be used to support Petrography. The clay fraction, whole rock or both clay and whole rock may be analysed. Results are presented as tabulated data with annotated traces if required.
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Analysis of SEM micrographs supports clay mineral analysis and diagenetic interpretation within Petrography. Results are presented as annotated micrographs.Pore cast SEM enables the detailed investigation of pore structure – of particular value in carbonate reservoirs.
Specialised Petrologic Analyses
Additional techniques such as Cathodoluminescence (CL) microscopy, Fluid Inclusion (FI) microthermometry and Stable Isotope (SI) analysis may also be applied as appropriate in diagenetic studies.
A SCAL programme will typically follow the interpretation of Routine Core Analysis data and may be designed to address specific objectives.
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At Kirk Petrophysics™, we have one essential goal: to support the capture and retention of meaningful representative data from cores.
It is a goal that we achieve routinely for customers around the world with our complete wellsite core-handling solution.
At the wellsite, we use tried-and-tested packing and preservation techniques and perform ‘hot shot’ analysis via in-situ testing capabilities.
From the wellsite, we deploy our specially-developed Lithotarge™ stabilisation techniques in transportation services characterised by care, professionalism and security.
At our laboratory facilities, we provide analytical services that range from core processing and core analysis to petrology and thin sections.
At our strategically-located storage facilities, our priorities are integrity, security and data access.
Our operational base near London features well-equipped laboratories, storage warehouses and extensive sample viewing areas. Those are complemented by facilities in Aberdeen, Madagascar and West Africa that provide support for projects in key oil & gas provinces internationally.
Everything we do is underpinned by robust and thorough quality assurance practices.
And as a member of the Reservoir Group™ – a club of specialist businesses which together embrace knowledge and experience across all reservoir operations – we can tap into a unique pool of resources and expertise in support of our commitment to provide best-in-class services.
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