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Reservoir and Source Rock Evaluation Services

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Utilizing high resolution gas chromatography to detect light hydrocarbons

G8 provides customers with unparalleled interpretation of light hydrocarbon species in water and oil based mud systems. By combining the most advanced FID technology with advanced mud extraction at constant volume and temperature, GEOLOG is able to provide detailed interpretations of hydrocarbons up to nC8.

  • Near Real-Time reservoir characterization
  • Determine reservoir heterogeneity
  • Fluid contact identification (GOC, OWC, GWC)
  • Identification of source rock type
  • Quantitative gas analysis
  • Optimize downhole sampling programs
  • Optimize wireline and LWD logging programs
  • Aid completion strategy
& Solutions

GEOLOG has improved mud gas extraction efficiency to overcome the issues with mud gas solubility and is able to provide an accurate, reliable, and efficient method for gas chromatograph resolution and interpretation. G8 extends the analysis to the hydrocarbon species which are more challenging to extract (aromatics, heptanes and octanes up to nC8).

Data previously available only from down hole testing tools is now available in real-time while drilling at a very low cost.


G8 is suitable for exploration, appraisal, and development projects where Oil Based Muds (OBM) or Water Based Muds (WBM) are used during
the drilling phase of the well.

Operating environments such as Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) or Underbalanced Drilling (UBD) can be accommodated with our specialized gas acquisition manifold. HP/HT wells are not an issue with surface measurements such as G8 and provide data insurance where conventional downhole methods may fail.

Using advanced techniques for gas ratio processing and formation fluid interpretation in real time, G8 technology has been successfully deployed onshore and offshore, across more than 600 wells for over 60 clients in 37 countries.

“The advanced gas system “G8 DualFidStar”...was able to give key information on the reservoir characteristics and fluid identification...”


Case History

Differentiate between Hydrocarbon and Water Intervals

The benefits of using advanced gas measurements allows operators to optimize down hole sampling and pressure testing programs.  By identifying at an early stage the correct intervals to test while avoiding others, rig time can be reduced and overall project costs can be reduced.


Figure 1. Presence of heavy gas components corresponds to hydrocarbon identification in some of the well targets, water confirmed in others.

Hydrocarbon zone      Identified water zone

Figure 2. Hydrocarbon ratios confirm presence of different source rocks in this well section

G8 (DualFidStarTM)
Hydrocarbon Analysis / Two Service Modes Full Scan - G5 + nC6-nC8
Standard - G5 + nC6-nC7, Benzene & Toluene
Limits of Detection 0.1 ppm – 1,000,000 ppm
Analysis Time 150 sec to nC8 (Full Scan)
120 sec to Toluene