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Maturity in your exploration decisions

BPS has a long track record in the integration of all available data via a holistic petroleum system-related approach. In fact, this is something we pride ourselves on, constantly striving to provide our clients with the most complete picture of Brazilian petroleum systems on the market.  After years of building

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Making Your Exploration Decisions Easier

An important quality control step for petroleum system evaluation is to compare the fetch areas with the general framework of sedimentary basins. This is commonly achieved by creating a numerical model that simulates nature through reality checks of each petroleum system element and process. The input elements must be supported

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Chrono-Litho: A key step in any petroleum system study

Despite not being based on the most high-tech analytical data, our chrono-lithostratigraphic dataset is still a very powerful tool to guide petroleum system studies, especially for understanding the organization of the stratigraphic frameworks and characterizing the spatial and temporal distribution of the source-rock and reservoir sequences of the Brazilian sedimentary

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A Petroleum Scientist’s Best Friend Vol. III: QEDA

Continuing the saga of utilizing Advanced Geochemistry Technology (AGT) to piece together the puzzle of oil mixture composition and confirm the origin of the deep hydrocarbon charges in the oil mixtures of the Santos and Sergipe-Alagoas Basin, this week we are taking a deeper look at Quantitative Extended Diamondoid Analysis (QEDA), Biomarker

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Revisiting the eastern area of the pre-salt

We are excited to announce our new study using a petroleum system-based assessment methodology to revisit the eastern area of the pre-salt province due to its potential for undiscovered oil resources and probable high demand in the next ANP bidding rounds. We are confident that the industry will recover fast and

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A Petroleum Scientist’s Best Friend Vol. II: CSIA-B

We continue to present powerful new advanced geochemical techniques in our “A Petroleum Scientist’s Best Friend” series. In Vol. I, we depicted Quantitative Diamondoid Analysis (QDA), which has revolutionized the ability to estimate oil cracking and identify complex oils derived from multiple sources charged from different depo-pods. Application of this method

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Diamondoids: A Petroleum Scientist’s Best Friend

This week, we are showcasing a slightly older technology we developed and continue to perfect: Quantitative Diamondoid Analysis (QDA). First described in Dahl et al. (1999), this method revolutionized the ability to estimate oil cracking and identify oils derived from more than one source. Diamondoids are basically molecular-sized diamonds. A

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Leading the way on Petrophysics

The petrophysical analysis of core plugs and sidewall-rock samples is key to providing rock properties that are essential to reservoir performance forecasting, reservoir management, material balance calculation and multiphase flow simulation. These properties include absolute permeability, porosity, relative permeability, capillary pressure and the electrical resistivity of the rock, among others,

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Brazil’s February production results

Last week, ANP published the monthly oil and natural gas production results for February 2020. During the month, 3.783 million barrels of oil equivalent per day were produced, including 2.972 million bbl/d of oil and 129 million m³ per day of natural gas. Oil production decreased 6.2% MoM but increased

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Geochemical log and natural series

We are currently modifying the way we present the Rock Geochemical data in the Brazil Geodatabase. Today, there are more than 100,000 analyzed rock samples from 544 selected wells, with around 130 wells covering the Santos and Campos basins. The total organic carbon, rock-eval pyrolysis and vitrinite reflectance methods allow us to obtain total organic carbon (TOC), potential yield (S2), hydrogen index (HI), free

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