Monitor mud gas at the rigsite
We set up a Direct Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (DQMS) at the drilling rig. The DQMS we use is the DQ1000 (tm) which is provided to us by Fluid Inclusion Technology, Inc.. We analyze for compounds between amu2 and amu140 - covering Hydrogen all the way out through the heavy hydrocarbons to C10H22. This usually gives 20 to 40 analytically useful data strings. The DQ1000 is fed gas sample that is collected while drilling. We use any gas sample supply, but offer and prefer to use the patented new Gas Cannibal (tm) constant flow/volume gas extraction system, also from FIT, Inc. The gas information is then :

Relayed by secure communications link
This feed goes back to our office and the gas info is processed for daily reporting. The daily report is in the form of a strip log of some of the curve data, and this is annotated with information to detail where rig operations might affect the gas data.

Online realtime monitor software.
Our data is available 24 hours/day using secure client log in. The data may also be fed in to the rig data system for use by onsite personnel to monitor gas. We use this monitor feature internally to maintain the high quality control our service requires. Every well is monitored by our QC team day and night, 365 days per year.

Final report at TD.
Upon completion of a job we then process the data according to the instructions from our customers. We will do as much or as little as the client  would prefer, and the data is available in "final" form immediately at TD for the curve data, and in 2 to 7 days (depending upon complexity) for the additional data presentations.

New in 2016! X-Ray Fluorescence
XRF elemental analysis run as a companion study to the mass spectrometry gas analysis. This data set is very useful for other than engineering needs which require high confidence. It can be utilized in many ways, such as gauging hydrocarbon to geology relationships, providing silica/carbonate/clay/silt estimates, understanding drill performance, and helping explain variable frac and stimulation outcomes. Crown's XRF is very cost effective in comparison to expensive lab results and better quality and reliability than an onsite mud logger service. Samples are provided to Crown at TD and results are available in 3-5 days.

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