Schlumberger Opens Houston Geoengineering Laboratory

Schlumberger Thursday inaugurated its new Houston Geoengineering Laboratory. The state-of-the-art, 30,000 square feet facility is the latest addition to the Schlumberger global network of laboratories, offering a wide variety of reservoir core analysis services for the oil and gas industry.

The new Houston facility features a conventional core analysis laboratory for the measurement of porosity, saturation and permeability. It also houses a special core analysis laboratory for performing tests of a more complex nature covering capillary pressure, relative permeability, electrical properties, nuclear magnetic resonance, enhanced oil recovery evaluations and more. Additionally, the Houston laboratory performs a number of TerraTek rock mechanics and core analysis services, primarily geomechanics, for unconventional reservoirs.

"As clients explore more complex reservoirs, they are demanding improved reservoir characterization, and the need for core analysis has grown dramatically," said Sameh Hanna, president, Schlumberger Testing Services. "In the laboratory, we are focusing on the full life of the reservoir and offering the latest technology to help our clients improve hydrocarbon recovery and maximize production."

Schlumberger also operates core analysis laboratories in Brazil, Canada, Malaysia, Poland, Venezuela and Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.