Petroleum industry applications

Petroleum exploration and production is no doubt a multidisciplinary endeavor. The characterization of a potential reservoir requires tremendous input from different fields, each with their particular methodology.
As shales and mudrocks are becoming increasingly important hosts for petroleum resources, the methods and technology to sufficiently characterize and correlate sequences within these rocks is steadily advancing. Named rocks often inhabit complex mineralogy and elusive bio markers which necessitates the use of other signatures to determine aspects such as provenance, anoxic conditions and lateral correlation. Whole-rock, inorganic geochemical data will provide the petroleum scientist a robust tool in determining key attributes of a reservoir.
At Cox, we realize the potential of this geochemical data by providing industry leading XRF core scanning instruments as a new and important contribution to the available upstream technology of the petroleum sector. With an unrivaled Na-U element range and the fastest scanning time in the business, the ITRAX scanner produces precise, reliable and quick results when time is money. Whether the aim is to investigate on a millimeter scale or to correlate strata across basins, the ITRAX will be an invaluable tool in defining deposit characteristics and provenance.

  •      Scan drillcore and powdered samples at high throughput
  •      Collect and analyze data directly on-site
  •      Scan at 1mm or 10mm steps without compromising speed or performance
  •      Take advantage of the widest element suite offered by any XRF instrument, Na-U

With over 20 years of providing industry leading XRF technology we hold a global client base ranging from universities, government agencies and private companies in the natural resource sectors. The Itrax Core Scanner as well as the Itrax XRF Scanner is used for petroleum related work.