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Reservoir Navigation With Resistivity Forward Modeling

A workflow for geosteering thermal oil sands development wells Chinook is one of the more active services companies in Canadian thermal oil sands developments. Services provided include wellsite geology, coring supervision, core logging, geochemical analysis and now also geosteering, performed remotely and in the field. Since the launch of capable geosteering software packages ten years […]

Multilateral, Feather, Fishbone

A look at Well Designs in a Mature Basin Disclaimer: The following material is based on Chinook’s experience in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, not on all wells drilled in Canada. While the image may be incomplete, Chinook’s exposure to well drilling in the basin is large enough to be a representative sample of general […]

Webinar: Geosteering with resistivity forward modeling

A workflow for navigating thermal oil sands wells Resistivity geosteering has been on our radar for some time. With ROGII releasing a resistivity forward modeling module as part of Starsteer, the use of resistivity for geosteering complex reservoirs such as the McMurray became applicable for operators and third party service providers such as Chinook. We […]

Technological Approach in Resource Plays

The aptly titled “shale revolution” is changing the energy production landscape in North America one resource play at the time.  The potent combination of horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracking is unlocking oil and gas reserves around the continent.  Faced with dwindling recoverable reserves in mature basins, explorers and producers are using technological advances to extract […]

Geosteering in the WCSB

What Works, What Doesn’t Not all plays are equally suitable for a geosteering approach. While geosteering is the preferred method of reservoir navigation in unconventional shale and siltstone reservoirs, the approach is also used in conventional tight oil and gas clastic resource plays, as well as in some heavy oil plays and carbonate reservoirs. This […]