GeoTech Laboratories utilise advanced analysis technologies to provide high-efficiency solutions to the oil, gas and geothermal industries.

We strive to make today’s laboratory technologies the field services of the future.

LABORATORY

GeoTech laboratory services are focused on helping clients to:

· Plan and optimize future wellsite activity, through preliminary tests
· Complete and integrate activity performed at wellsite, by using tools not yet available for field applications
· Test new experimental tools before moving them to wellsite.

Examples of laboratory studies include:
Oil-Oil and Oil-Source rock correlations

· Biomarkers studies on oil and extacts
· Isotopic analyses (GC-IRMS)
Source rock characterization and maturity assessment

·TOC
· Pyrolysis
· Vitrinite reflectance
· AFTA
· Fluid inclusions
Gas characterization

· Complete chemical analyses, including contaminant gases
· Carbon and deuterium isotopic analyses
· Gas - oil correlations
· Head space analyses
· Residual gas (gas still present in cuttings)
Rock analyses and characterization

· XRD diffraction for mineralogical analyses
· XRF chemical analyses for major, minor and trace elements
· SEM studies

INNOVATION & RESEARCH

At GeoTech we recognise that ongoing advances in analytical techniques will have a fundamental impact upon the future of decision making within the oil, gas and geothermal industries: enabling multiple high-density data sets generated at the rigsite to replace the high-cost limited data sets previously utilised post-drilling. The availability of enhanced accuracy analysis of samples using technologies formerly restricted to laboratory environments will reinforce this trend, fusing geochemistry with mudlogging formation evaluation to produce new methods of understanding formations in real-time.

As such, GeoTech’s innovation and research are focused to:

· Make available new analytical tools for field applications (towards the future full equipped upstream lab at wellsite)
· Squeeze maximum value from acquired data, to address and solve key industry issues

COMPANY

THE TEAM

GeoTech utilises a multidisciplinary group of very young and motivated professionals with PhDs/Masters drawn from a range of academic and industry backgrounds supervised by technical managers with long experience in Oil companies.

PARTNERS

The laboratory seeks, via collaboration with a wide range of partners in academia and industry, to leverage advances across a broad spectrum of technologies to create new paradigms for the petroleum and geothermal sectors.

GeoTech actively seeks to collaborate with the industry on new projects to drive forward the state of the art in geochemical and physical techniques. Recent projects include the following partners:






GeoTech is also carrying forward research projects with a number of leading academic institutions and industry partners, including:



LOCATIONS

Based inside the innovation hub “Fondazione Filarete”, the research incubator facility of the University of Milan (Universita’ Statale di Milano), GeoTech is ideally situated to leverage exposure to multiple fields of advanced technology research to enable the development of novel solutions to the challenges of the oil, gas and geothermal industries.

In addition to the Milan Research Laboratory, GeoTech also has satellite operational laboratories in Houston, USA, Neuquén, Argentina and Doha, Qatar.
GeoTech can also leverages GEOLOG’s global network of operational bases in over 40 countries for localised R&D projects and Laboratory studies.

PUBLICATIONS



Quantification of Uncertainties of Fracture Permeability via Mud Loss Information and Inverse Stochastic Modeling
June 2019, 81st EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition, London, UK

Alberto Guadagnini, Anna Russian, Monica Riva, Politecnico di Milano, Eliana Russo, Mario Chiaramonte, GeoTech

Fracture characterization of NFRs plays an important role in hydrocarbon production estimation. Uncertainty propagation from input parameters to model outputs is quantified through a Monte Carlo framework. Stochastic inverse modelling with field data is performed to evaluate posterior probability densities of fracture aperture and to simulate drilling fluid invasion in fractures in quasi-real time during drilling.

To receive this paper, please contact geolog@geolog.it





High Resolution Geochemistry at Well Site, a New Emerging Tool
March 2019, AAPG Hedberg: The Evolution of Petroleum Systems Analysis: Changing of the Guard from Late Mature Experts to Peak Generating Staff, Houston, USA

Mario Chiaramonte, Roberto Galimberti, GeoTech

The recent impressive improvements in analytical chemistry, due on one side to the growing needs of environmental monitoring and on the other to fast developments in nanotechnologies, made possible to move part of geochemical lab activities to wellsite. New portable and more robust instruments, able treplace bulky and complex instruments used in the labs, have been adopted in mud logging units, to introduce geochemistry at well site. This trend is still ongoing and other analytical techniques will be moved soon, offering new opportunities to get in quasi-real time additional high value data, matching lab quality standards.

To receive this paper, please contact geolog@geolog.it





H2S detection while drilling: a new approach
March 2019, 14th Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition, Ravenna, Italy

Luca Mascheroni, GeoTech

Oil and gas reserve contamination by acid gas is a growing issue and H2S occurrence is more and more frequent. The use of organic scavengers in drilling mud prevents the application of techniques routinely used for H2S detection. Geolog has set up an innovative methodology to highlight H2S distribution in reservoir, even in presence of these scavengers.

To receive this paper, please contact geolog@geolog.it





Carbon Isotopes from Mud Gas: Lab IRMS or Wellsite Laser-Assisted Technologies?
September 2019, 29th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (IMOG), Gothenburg, Sweden

Bianca Cecconi and Roberto Galimberti, GeoTech

The objective of the study is to screen differences in carbon isotopic analysis between laboratory GC-IRMS and one of the possible alternative solutions for wellsite deployment, Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS). Comparison examined advantages and disadvantages of two approaches and technical performances in terms of LoD, precision and accuracy.

To receive this paper, please contact geolog@geolog.it



NEWSROOM

Petroleum Africa
July-August 2019

GeoTech has been featured in the July-August issue of Petroleum Africa magazine with an article by our Gas and Geochemistry Specialist, Luca Mascheroni, highlighting the new approach of H2S detection while drilling.

Read the full article here



CONTACT US
GEOLOG TECHNOLOGIES S.r.l. (GeoTech)
ADDRESS
Viale Ortles 22/4
20139 Milano (MI) - Italy
VAT IT10421580969
PHONE
Tel: +39 02 56 660 280
EMAIL
geolog@geolog.it
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