This project will consist of the characterization and evaluation of numerous conventional cores, rotary sidewall cores, and drill cutting samples taken from multiple wells targeting potentially productive shale formations from the Indonesian archipelago. Specifically, these prospective shale sections will be analyzed for geological, petrophysical, geochemical, and where applicable geomechanical properties. These data will be integrated with well logs, and production test information as available. This large and searchable database will provide operators with valuable information not only on their own wells but also on other operator's wells. The project will be focused on utilizing the experience of evaluating numerous North American gas shale wells in expanding the evaluation of gas shale reservoirs in Indonesia.
Core Laboratories will also contribute to the dataset by provision of well cuttings, shallow borehole and outcrop samples from national institutions. We anticipate this contribution to be of the order of 20 wells. Further wells will be either contributed by operators or sourced from national institutions with the approval of the operator. We anticipate a database of some 40 wells in Year one of the study.
The primary objective of this project is to provide operators with measured geological, petrophysical, geomechanical, geochemical properties of the gas shale formations throughout Indonesia, in order to improve their formation evaluation and to optimize stimulation and production. Our work in North America and Europe suggests that understanding the similarities and differences in shales is the key to successful exploration and exploitation. The resultant database will be an invaluable tool to operators in evaluating, comparing, and designing completion and stimulation methods for shale formations.
Specific project objectives include:
* In progress and available for participation