ENERGY FLUIDS AND MINERALS
EGI hydrocarbon knowledge database consists of reports from hundreds of member-driven projects all over the world. Current developmental research includes fundamentals of fluid flow, rock physics, and fractures that are crosscutting EGI research areas of geothermal, carbon management, petroleum geoscience and reservoir engineering.
EGI scientists collaborate with colleagues across academic, industry and government organizations around the world and have conducted research in over 70 countries to discover and improve scientific innovation and applied technologies.
Source rock field trip, Utah
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY TECHTONICS
The combined expertise of EGI scientists collaborating with specialist from industry, governmental agencies, and academia creates a uniquely robust venue to solve questions from the global and basin exploration scales right into the nanoscale environments affecting production. The formation, in-filling, deformation, architecture, and tectonic setting of sedimentary basins have significant bearings on the formation, migration, entrapment, and preservation of hydrocarbons. With the growth of unconventional hydrocarbon resources in tight reservoirs as well as geothermal systems, the importance of fracture analysis has been amplified.
PETROLEUM SYSTEMS & GEOCHEMISTRY
The EGI Geochemistry laboratory provides comprehensive analyses for petroleum systems evaluation, focusing on specialized analysis and integrated interpretation to understand hydrocarbon phase and charge history. We provide customized gas chromatography and mass spectrometry analysis as well as HAWK™ pyrolysis for source rock assessment. Our experts combine petroleum biomarker data and sequence stratigraphy to determine source rock facies and depositional environments. EGI has a library of oils and source rocks for major petroleum provinces in North America, South America, the Caspian region, and East Africa for comparative analysis.
EGI has utilized geophysical methods and data, especially seismic and magnetotelluric, to image and interpret the subsurface structures in various parts of the world. In addition, we have a whole suite of research and tools to analyze well logs for formation evaluation in petroleum basins. EGI hosts a large number of seismic and well log data for our clients.
Recognizing the interdependency of geologic and engineering disciplines, geomechanics bridges classical geoscience and petroleum engineering by acknowledging that all facets of reservoir exploitation, from exploration through abandonment can be improved by evaluating in-situ stresses and deformation and explicitly coupled fluid flow. EGI’s geomechanical expertise provides members with services and potential applications for exploration, well construction, and production and reservoir management.
GIS & SATELLITE ANALYSIS
Geospatial data is crucial for exploration and development success. EGI has the experience and expertise in geospatial data acquisition, data integration, geospatial database development, data analysis, and modeling to help you meet your exploration and development goals.
The compositional variability and heterogeneity of shales represents substantial challenges in evaluating their potential to viably produce oil and gas. Assessment and understanding of the microtectonic/petrofabric (microstructural) history in combination with micro- to nano-scale porosity, permeability and mineralogical controls, is invaluable in improving our ability to locate, trace and supply shale gas and oil more effectively in the future.
The foundation of EGI’s Chronostratigraphy capability is based on the use and integration of composite standards and graphic correlation. Our worldwide paleo-database has been developed over the last five decades, first by BP-Amoco and now by EGI biostratigraphers.
Over 32,000 stratigraphic datums (tops and bases) from thousands of well and outcrop sections are represented in the multi-million-dollar database. They are calibrated to the Geologic Time Scale and provide EGI’s Corporate Associate members with global capabilities for absolute age dating. The absolute age calibration provides high-resolution stratigraphic correlations critical for successful integrative E&P studies, including sequence stratigraphy, depositional reconstructions, basin modeling and stratigraphic trap definition.
The International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy (IMAGE) Conference, (2021)
Corporate Associates field trip, Wasatch Front
CORPORATE ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
EGI offers Corporate Associate members a competitive advantage in a highly competitive industry with our diverse staff of expert geoscientists, engineering researchers and innovative technical staff.
EGI’s Corporate Associate members gain access to over $850 million of regional and thematic research for only a fraction of their investment.
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