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Helping to Understand Compartmentalization and Reservoir Segmentation Using Mass Spectrometer Mud Gas Analysis

Bruce Warren
Crown Geochemistry, Inc.

The development of a portable mass spectrometer suitable for drillsite deployments has made possible a new generation of geochemical evaluation that is contributing significantly to better reservoir understanding and in some cases improved completion strategies. The analysis of organic and inorganic compounds in both lateral and vertical wells can yield a useful depiction of heterogeneity by determining segments of compartmentalization related to variability in composition of inorganic and organic compounds, permeability, stratigraphy and micro-fracturing.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90179©2013 AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop, Houston, Texas, August 6-7, 2013