There are several reasons why analysis of geologic datasets is an essential part of the RQC:

  • Petrographic and other types of data are the primary means for understanding the important controls on reservoir quality.
  • Model calibration is heavily dependent upon data from geologic datasets. Although experimental data provide invaluable insights into controls on diagenetic processes, the associated temperatures and time frames can preclude their use for model calibration.
  • Model accuracy can only be assessed by comparison of predictions with measurements.

We use a variety of analytical techniques including HRCL, SEM-EDS, fluid inclusion analysis, image analysis, and "classical" petrographic analyses.