NUTECH has added new X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technologies to its proprietary POROLABS™ core analysis solutions for identifying the characteristics and composition of rock to confirm the mineralogy of the strata.
This new technology is a quick and affordable approach for measuring and analyzing major trace elements of host rocks including cuttings, core and outcrop. The XRF machine provides a complete analysis of reservoir rock composition data and lateral well sections to enable full comprehension of the hydrocarbon potential of the strata. In addition to providing a full analysis of the mineralogy and lithology of the well, insight provided by this technology can also be used for optimizing proper frac spacing and targeting the well location within the stratigraphic column.
The XRF analysis solution uses high energy x-rays or gamma rays to reflect and filter chemical components of the rock to scan for elements which are then reviewed and included in an algorithm to predict the mineralogy and lithology of the well. Measuring elements within the drill cuttings to determine properties of quartz, limestone, clay and other elements can determine where the laterals are located within the strata