Dipole sonic logs are often found to be inaccurate for predicting the mechanical properties of rocks
in many reservoirs. These inaccuracies cause engineering failures including poor fracture designs
and unreliable sand prediction analyses.
Static lab data matching reservoir conditions are required for reliable calibrations of dipole sonic logs.
These calibrations are successful in hundreds of wells worldwide and many different types of reservoirs.
Core Lab provides vital calibration data and engineering analyses for dipole sonic logs with a full-service
To estimate mechanical properties of reservoirs using only dynamic log data, assumptions must be made that the
current reservoir contains "average reservoir rock". This is seldom an accurate assumption to make because
properties are reservoir-specific. Static laboratory data from triaxial rock testing give realistic
appraisals of formation mechanical properties under a variety of conditions