Thin Section Petrography

Our detailed thin section reports incorporate the mineralogy of framework grains, grain sorting, grain size distribution, rock type (Folk and/or Dunham Classification), cements and/or authigenic minerals (diagenesis), reservoir characterization (porosity types and porosity-permeability relationship), reservoir facies identification and formation damage issues.  In addition, X-Ray Diffraction analyses (to identify mineralogy and clay minerals for its sensitivity),

 

Scanning Electron Microscopy (identifies mineral morphology and mode of occurrence within the pore system), Back-Scattered SEM (image analyses software is used to identify effective Vs non-effective porosity) and Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure (pore throat size distribution) are also incorporated within the reports for regional sedimentological studies.

Brief descriptions can also be provided on request to minimize the cost.