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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 Vol I

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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Advanced Geochemistry Technology Explained

Over the past five years, a revolution in petroleum system geochemistry has taken place. New Advanced Geochemical Technology (AGT) has been developed in the laboratories of Biomarker Technologies, a partner of Brazil Petroleum Studies (BPS). AGT allows for better predictions of source-rock presence, origin, distribution and generation characteristics. These new analytical methods include quantitative diamondoid analyses

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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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Taking PVT to the next level

Pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) analysis is key to understanding how hydrocarbon composition, viscosity, density and compressibility change with pressure and temperature. Knowing how a specific hydrocarbon will react during production is essential to maximizing recovery in the shortest possible time and at the lowest possible cost. With this in mind, BPS offers

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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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Relax and Enjoy!

We all know how hard social distancing can be. For those looking for a little escape, here is a fun diversion to test your knowledge of our all-new 3D PSM study of the deep and ultra-deep waters of Sergipe-Alagoas, one of Brazil’s premier frontier basins. Just Relax and Enjoy!

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2020: The year ahead for the Brazil Geodatabase

BPS already has the largest knowledge-driven Geodatabase of Brazilian basins on the planet, and we plan to double its size over the next twelve months. We are currently working on processing 32 new oils in our laboratories around the globe, as well as a dozen new products, technical notes and studies

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Message from BPS President

It seems like the perfect storm. We all know the challenges that have hit the world and our industry so dramatically over recent months. And the impacts are greater than anyone could have imagined, probably generating lasting effects for months, or even years to come. But right now, the important

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BPS and TGS presented the 3D PSM study of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin

TGS CEO Kristian Johansen and BPS Exploration and Production Director Sidnei Rostirolla. Photo: Renato Wrobel. Last Tuesday (21), we had the pleasure of hosting more than 60 industry leaders from various oil majors at our offices in Copacabana to present our all-new 3D Petroleum Systems Modeling and Resource Assessment Study of the Deep

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