PetroTech Associates was formed in
1992 to provide consulting services and specialized technical support for
hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation. Our
primary areas of expertise are rock property characterization and pore system
analysis. PetroTech and Robert M.
Sneider Exploration have also developed for the industry a “Catalogue of Seal
and Flow Barrier Rock Types”. The Seal Rock
Catalogue, as it is known, contains forty-six examples of different quality
seals that span a wide range in rock type, age and geographic location.
The standard analytical services that are offered by PetroTech include
sedimentology, reflected-, transmitted- and fluorescent-light microscopy,
scanning electron microscopy and capillary pressure. Additional
special core analysis services (e.g., electrical properties, relative
permeability, and acoustic velocity) are also available.
An integrated approach has been developed for data acquisition, that
makes it possible to provide the information necessary to evaluate both
conventional and unconventional pay opportunities, as well as overall well
performance and formation damage potential.
In addition, we offer depositional environment and reservoir description
studies, projects designed for rock-log calibration and instruction in the
application and use of rock catalogs
PetroTech utilizes drill cuttings, sidewall cores (including percussion
remnants) and full diameter cores in the determination of reservoir quality and
seal capacity. Rock description
ranges from macroscopic for facies analysis of whole core to submicroscopic for
understanding the effects of clay diagenesis.
For each project the important physical rock properties and pore system
attributes are identified through a detailed analytical program.
The original and current partners in PetroTech are George W. Bolger, Robert M. Sneider and John S.
Sneider. Individually they
have from 20+ to 30+ years of experience providing
exploration and exploitation expertise to the petroleum industry.
partner, has spent the last thirty-four years evaluating reservoir and seal
rock properties worldwide. He
started his career in the oil and gas industry with Gulf Research and
Development Company (Gulf Oil). Prior to helping form PetroTech, George was Executive Vice
President of Reservoirs, Inc. where he was in charge of geologic and special
core analysis operations.
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