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Empirica Unveils New Surface Logging Technologies

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Empirica, a rapidly growing surface logging company and a member of Reservoir Group, is launching two new technologies that will dramatically cut the time it takes to sample and view well data.

Dual Flame Ionised Detection (Dual FID) technology is a high-speed chromatograph, and Live Logging is a real-time cloud-based system that allows operators and geologists to interact with wells from any computer or device anywhere during the drilling process.

Dual FID is an industry leading measurement system, with unique high-speed chromatograph technology. The 36-second chromatograph significantly improves on the current industry average of 45-65 seconds and provides 100 percent resolution between components.

The high speed equates to more sampling per foot at a fast rate of penetration and can help differentiate laminated sands and low resistivity pay - allowing operators to make quicker decisions, saving time and money.

"These two technologies have been developed by our large research and development team, which is what differentiates us from our competitors" said Etienne Roux, Empirica’s managing director. "Empirica is committed to developing efficient and effective products to enhance the services we provide.

"With the high cost of operating an offshore deepwater rig today being able to trim off any excess time in the process is of immense value to operators."

Live Logging allows for instantaneous interaction potentially saving time and money and, most importantly, optimising the well construction process. It is the first system to capture the human component of surface logging.

It allows geologists to interact with the personnel at the wellsite and gives them access to static data instantaneously, as well as the ability to see the notes, pictures and interpretations made by the mudlogging engineer. This provides a full picture of what’s happening on the rig, enabling operators to make better decisions about their asset.

"This software is unique in the marketplace and gives Empirica a true competitive edge," Roux said. "We are excited about the Live Logging and Dual FID technology. Both of these systems have the potential to be extremely beneficial to the oil and gas industry."

Headquartered in Houston, Empirica was founded through the acquisition of its first member, The Mudlogging Company and has been strengthened by additional regional experts, such as Geosearch Logging, joining the Group.

Together, Empirica brings more than 35 years' experience of surface logging operations in onshore, offshore and deepwater environments. Empirica offers innovative market-leading products and is the only mudlogging company with in-depth knowledge across all the major U.S. basins along with an international track record spanning China, Indonesia, Venezuela and offshore Africa.

Today, Empirica has a large presence on rigs in the Gulf of Mexico with an emphasis on deepwater operations.

To learn more about Empirica’s Dual FID, Live Logging and other capabilities, please visit Empirica at OTC, booth #2305.

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