Wallace International LLC, a Dallas-based petroleum-services consulting firm, has expanded its unconventional reservoir petrophysical evaluation program to include flow unit and geo-mechanical brittleness assessments. The enhanced evaluation suite is now available worldwide and can be applied to reservoirs with significant complexities.
"As operators develop unconventional resources like the Bakken Shale in North Dakota or West Texas' Cline Shale, they need data they can rely on to help pinpoint drilling and completion strategies," said James Wallace, managing director of Wallace International. "Our low-cost evaluation services effectively identify optimal zones to place laterals and stimulate zones of interest. The end result is increased production potential while mitigating some of the risks of development."
Wallace International specializes in providing cost effective solutions for solving complex reservoir heterogeneities. By integrating well data such as core, mud logs, and well tests with standard logging suites, Wallace International utilizes proprietary inversion models and petrophysical flow unit technologies to build a detailed map of the reservoir mineralogy and near well bore flow / no-flow profile. The company's new geo-mechanical modeling also yields a brittleness factor along with other mechanical properties of interest.