Downhole Analysis of Hydrocarbons

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mariya Ponomarenko (Schlumberger-Doll Research)
Quick and accurate estimation of the composition of the hydrocarbon fluid in the formation is essential in assessing an oil reservoir value and determining optimal production strategies. This task is complicated by contamination from oil- and synthetic-based drilling mud filtrates. In this talk we will describe the visible - near-infrared spectroscopy technique to estimate the composition of formation fluid and level of contamination from the downhole optical absorption spectroscopy measurements.