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The Role of Core Samples in Determining the Profitability of a Well

The amount of oil and natural gas that can be recovered from a particular reservoir is determined by both rock and fluid properties. Following the drilling of an exploratory well, the well is evaluated to determine whether there are sufficient amounts of natural gas and oil in the reservoir to make it financially practical to begin recovery operations. Drilling mud is typically run through a special sieve as it is brought to the surface. Drill cuttings can then be removed and small portions of rock selected to. This type of oil and gas research provides a wealth of information, including the type of rock that is being drilled and how porous the rock is. This research can also determine whether oil is present in the reservoir.

In addition, a special bit can be utilized for cutting a cylindrical piece of rock to serve as core samples for research. Core samples can then be sent to a lab where the precise permeability and porosity can be determined. This can provide a fairly good indication of how well natural gas or oil would flow through that particular rock formation. Wells are slated for production if the value of the recoverable natural gas and/or oil is found to be greater than the cost of drilling and producing the wells and then delivering them to market. Consequently, core samples can prove to be highly beneficial in the world of oil and gas production.
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