Fugro Robertson's portable rock properties analyzer, RoqSCAN, recently completed field tests on Forest Oil Corporation's Shannon Estate lease well in Crockett County, Texas.
Both a vertical pilot well and horizontal well were drilled successfully and key formations of the Permian Basin from the Clearfork Formation down to the Ellenburger Formation and focusing in on the Wolfcamp Shale Formation play were sampled and analyzed.
RoqSCAN is a collaborative effort between the first company to introduce automated and quantitative mineralogy to the oil and gas industry, Fugro Robertson and, the world's first manufacturer of portable scanning electronic microscope (SEM) solutions, Carl Zeiss.
"The extensive field test has demonstrated that our RoqSCAN system has delivered value to our client, on site," said Guy Oliver, President of Fugro Robertson Inc. "The value is derived from highly quantitative rock properties data, generated at the well-site and being made immediately available to the Operating Company for assistance in key decision making or, simply not having to wait a further 2 months for the samples to be analyzed in a laboratory."
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