A PICTURE IS WORTH A 1000 WORDS
In the quest to reduce upstream Costs and Drilling time to complete the Montney Shale Gas Wells of northeastern British Columbia; oil & gas companies are opting out of expensive Wireline logging programs to evaluate the wellbore. This puts the emphasis on Wellsite Geologists to deliver as much geological data (from drill cuttings, gas data, etc.) as possible to clients. Gold Creek Consulting Ltd. has introduced high powered “Microscopic Photography” inlays on geological strip logs; clients are beginning to see the benefits of pictures rather than words on a page. The Montney Formation is a perfect example, where images of “Infilled Micro-Fractures” and “Open Pore Spaces” within the shale unit can be downloaded directly to the Client. This in turn allows the Client to focus on specific zones of interest along the Wellbore to possibly maximize production outputs. Other benefits of this procedure involve any observed zones of “Secondary Fracture Enhancements” or “Frack Proppant” encountered in samples suggesting close proximity to previous “Fracking” from other wellbores on the pad location. This degree of detail on each Strip Log Geological Interpretation has become standard practice for Gold Creek Consulting Ltd. and will continue to benefit the Client throughout the future.