Formation Evaluation

Hugh Daigle (daigle@mail.utexas.edu) is the Program Manager of the Formation Evaluation research program.

The primary focus of the Formation Evaluation research program is to understand and characterize the physical properties of reservoir rocks and distribution of fluids and pores within them. We investigate these properties through a variety of computational, laboratory, and downhole techniques that combine fundamental physics and chemistry with petrophysical principles and measurement technology.

 

Formation Evaluation Research

Nicolas Espinoza

Source rocks can host vast amounts of oil and gas. However, these hydrocarbons are usually highly dispersed in complex and heterogenous formations. Dispersedness and heterogeneity require significant formation evaluation pre-studies and reservoir stimulation actions to maximize the net energy return and the recovery ratio.