Providing tracer services for the oil and gas industry

Why Use Tracers?

Reservoir Tracers help determine from point of injection to collection where water, gas or solvents are moving, communication time and what anomalies may be present. With information gathered from inter-well tracer programs sweep efficiencies can be determined and improved, infield drilling positions can be re-assessed and by-passed hydrocarbons can be identified.

Tracers provide accurate data about injection travel time, direction and influences. They define reservoir anomalies, heterogeneity and interconnectivity. The tracer front tells us how the water or gas is moving. Tracers identify by-passed hydrocarbons and areas of poor sweep efficiency.

This information can be used to better balance and optimize water injection, oil or gas production, define and place infield drilling programs or to identify injectors which do not support production.

Inter-well Tracing For:

  • SAGD
  • WAG
  • Floods
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Chemical
  • CO2

Complete Tracer Programs Include:

  • Tracer Program Design
  • Injection Program
  • Sample Program Design
  • Sample Analysis
  • Results Given Directly to Client

Mud Labeling (Core Tracing) is used to obtain accurate determination of in-situ water levels by measuring the degree of coring fluid invasion. The drilling fluid is “doped” with tracer and its concentration is measured in the mud and core to determine the degree of flushing during coring.

Reservoir parameters such as water saturation can be accurately determined using tracers in drilling muds when coring. Water saturation data for reservoirs obtained using well logs are far less accurate. Well logs derived data are often only within 10% of actual water saturation values.

Mud Labeling

  • Tracer Injection
  • Sampling Schedule
  • Sample Analysis
  • Results Given Directly to Client

Other Services

  • Leak Testing
  • Sealed Source
  • ECD
  • Coal Bed Methane
  • Pipeline Calibration

Laboratory Services

We provide complete analytical laboratory services for all of our inter-well and mud labeling tracer programs.