Oilfield services giant Schlumberger has recently launched its newly expanded reservoir rock and fluid analysis laboratory in Houston, in America’s Texas state.
The Houston Reservoir Laboratory features Schlumberger’s reservoir characterisation technologies portfolio, which spans from downhole rock and fluid data and sample acquisition through to wellsite and lab analysis.
Integration of data and insight from field and lab measurements in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment enhances collaboration across exploration and production teams to realise the full potential of all available data and science in optimising oil and gas assets.
“Digital technology is fundamentally changing the way the E&P industry works,” said Hinda Gharbi, president, Reservoir Characterization Group, Schlumberger.
“The expansion of the Houston Reservoir Laboratory accelerates our customers’ access to our proprietary technologies, digital models and petrotechnical domain expertise to overcome technical challenges across the life of the field,” Gharbi was quoted as saying in a press release.
The 123,000 sqft facility is staffed by scientists, engineers and technicians working across the spectrum of reservoir rock and fluid analysis.
They employ technologies for characterising the reservoir to improve hydrocarbon production and recovery, including Maze microfluidic SARA analysis, unique Fluid Inclusion Technologies (FIT), Malcom interactive fluid characterization software and CoreFlow digital rock and fluid analytics services.
As part of the Schlumberger global network of rock and fluids analysis laboratories, the Houston lab also houses the Schlumberger Production Technologies Center of Excellence for conducting research, formulation and testing of production chemicals.