Multicomponent induction technology helps resolve enhanced, low resistivity reservoirs

Click here to enlarge imageThis article describes a service that provides additional resistivity measurements to survey the formation in three dimensions (Fig. 1). This breakthrough in induction logging technology complements current openhole logging capabilities and provides a more accurate and robust reservoir description of low resistivity, low contrast shaly sand pay zones in particular.Shell Technology EP and the Houston Technology Center of Baker Hughes have jointly developed and field-tested this multicomponent induction instrument.Explorationists are increasingly challenged to find economic prospects in difficult frontier regions with complex geological environments. Frequently,...

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