It's the 'OOH!' moment. The moment when the practicality of using long neglected surface data sinks in. The Out of Hole (OOH) Solutions.
Delivering surface answers to downhole questions is capital efficient and does improve return on investment.
No matter what the drilling environment, gas will be released at surface and present to some extent in the cuttings. By assuring good data quality and expert analysis, formation gas can provide excellent, first-look formation and reservoir evaluation.
Drilled cuttings provide the other major source of data that is always present in any drilling environment. Careful depth tracking, collection, preparation, and storage of these cuttings will allow geologists to characterize each and every well drilled in detail.