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Best Practices For
Designing a Monitoring Study

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As with any analytical program, you should begin by outlining your project goals and discussing these, as well as potential limitations, ideally with an SME from GeoMark. Every project is different, not just in terms of the objectives, but the specific acreage, sample availability, number of wells, sampling timescale, and so forth.

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Analytical Services

Although the specific approach to each project is somewhat unique, the following common elements should be considered across the board:

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A. There is no one answer on collection frequency. Based on GeoMark’s experience, in most studies, you should collect samples at a higher frequency when wells are initially coming on-line, and then reduce sampling as time goes on. However, when changes occur—new wells are planned, shut-ins take place, or other developments impact fluid production and communication)—sampling is advised before and after the change. An example program would be to collect every day for 1 week during initial production stabilization, then collect once a month for the first quarter, moving to quarterly or bi-yearly sampling thereafter.

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A. No. The best strategy is ‘sample more, analyze less.’ We can monitor a small selection of the samples and, if we see fluid changes with time, work back and analyze additional samples. Our subject matter experts (SMEs) are available to help customize a monitoring program based on your objectives, geologic area, and number of wells.

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A. It depends on your project objectives and available budget. Oils, gases, and waters can all provide valuable information on compartmentalization, migration, and communication between zones through time. However, while there are often nuanced differences in what this data tells you and when communication is evident, overall, the story tends to be the same. The best advice is to start collecting samples as part of an initial baseline assessment for the project, then see what the results say and adapt your program for future sampling.

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A. GeoMark offers geochemical consulting and interpretation services, as well as analytical services, and we can help put your data in context for value-added insights.
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