Basal Belly River
Horn River - Klua
Charlie Lake Formation - Geological Wellsite Supervison & On Site Geosteering
The first project began in the summer of 2017 and is currently ongoing with 3-5 geologists working in the region The Geoscience team at Rockhound Advisory provides the client with a team of onsite wellsite geologists that provide lithological descriptions, sample evaluation, and geosteering services. Rockhound Advisory has successfully geosteered over >40 Horizontal wells in the Lower Charlie Lake Formation in Peace River Arch Region of Northern Alberta. This zone consists of a series of evaporitic, dolomitized carbonate sequences. These are light oil wells with lengths of the wells ranging from 3400 m to over 6700m, to date.
Prairie Evaporitic Formation - Salt Cavern Development - Geological Wellsite Supervision Geosteering - Mapping - Prognosis Preparation
Rockhound was hired in a pinch to provide full Geoscience services under a very tight timeline. The rig was being moved and a review needed to be done with the limited data that was digitally available to the drilling and planning team. The Geoscience team at Rockhound Advisory provided the client with a team of onsite wellsite geologists that provided lithological descriptions, sample evaluation, and geosteering services to monitor and ensure the plan was followed, the target, Prairie Evaporite Formation, was intersected vertically with minimal deviation.
This was the 7th successful Devonian Cavern project Rockhound has been a part of in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Our team helped identify drilling efficiencies that were used to increase productivity of operations and identified geologic hazards that were present with the use of certain drilling fluids as it was incompatible with the mineralogy identified in the samples analyzed.
Alberta/Saskatchewan Viking Programs - Geological Wellsite Supervision Geosteering
This first Viking project began in early of 2011 and our clients currently maintain 3-5 Rockhound geologists working their programs. The Geoscience team at Rockhound Advisory provides multiple Saskatchewan E & P Companies with teams of onsite wellsite geologists that provide lithological descriptions, sample evaluation, and geosteering services. Rockhound Advisory has successfully geosteered >500 horizontal wells targeting the Viking formation. This zone consists of a series of tidally influenced deltaic clastic sequences. These sequences are dominated by laminated sand and mud intervals with varying degrees of bioturbation present. These are light oil wells with a conventional 159mm monobore design, the lengths of the wells range from 1450m to over 2700m.
This zone is challenging to drill as there can be abrupt lateral facies changes that can mimic shales from the overlying Westgate formation and underlying Joli Fou Formation. Understanding drilling practices and stratigraphy helps Rockhound Geologists ensure proper wellbore placement; this is integral for all drilling operations. In these wells, we have a target zone of between 1m to 3m. Currently, the team also provides daily operational updates, advises on potential geological risks to the drilling team and provides input into ways to improve drilling efficiency, without compromising safety.