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CUTTINGS

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Overview

Inexpensive to collect, cuttings can provide valuable information, especially when core samples are not available. Whether analyzing cuttings over a large interval to identify additional zones of organic richness and/or by-passed pay or focusing on a specific formation, TOC and pyrolysis data from cuttings can help you identify the best areas and formations to target.

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Cuttings Sampling Best Practices

For the best results when collecting cuttings:

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FAQ

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A. Yes, LCM (especially wood, fibers, and walnut hulls) can substantially affect source rock data, causing increased TOC data, low temperature S2 shoulders, and variable Tmax data. Cuttings contaminated with LCM should be cleaned/picked to remove any contamination.

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A. Yes, however, it is recommended that cuttings drilled with oil-based mud should be solvent extracted to remove the contamination prior to TOC and pyrolysis. The S1 data will be lost, but you will get more accurate TOC, S2, Tmax, and Hydrogen Index data.

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A. Cuttings are a composite of a large interval, usually 10 to 30 ft, which can include variable organic content, inclusion of different stratigraphic zones, and possible cavings (rock fragments) from upper zones; whereas, core samples are specific to an exact depth.

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