Core & Drill Cutting Material Sampling

 

Core & Drill Cutting Material Sampling

Alberta Geological Survey (AGS)

As part of the Alberta Energy Regulator, we provide geological information and expertise to government, industry, and the public about Alberta’s resources and geological processes. This information helps manage and develop our resources. One example, of the AGS’s activities is to identify the chemical and physical characteristics of rocks and minerals. This information is then made available for public and industry use. 

http://www.ags.aer.ca


Material Sampling Procedure 

To preserve and maintain the integrity of the core and drill cuttings stored at the AER’s Core Research Centre (CRC), the AER requires that all sampling activities be approved before they begin. Review the Material Sampling Procedure below to gain an understanding of what is expected before sampling can be approved, how to get approval to sample material, how to submit test results and return residual material, and how test results will be disseminated. Any forms or waivers you may need to complete or lists you may need to review before visiting the CRC to sample material are also listed here.

  • Material Sampling Procedure [PDF]
  • Material Sampling Procedure FAQs [PDF
  • Updated Core & Drill Cutting Material Sampling Procedure Presentation [PDF]
  • Material Sampling Approval Form - Part A [PDF]
  • Material Sampling Approval Form - Part B [PDF]
  • List of Test Types Approved for Sampling [PDF]
  • Information Release and Liability Waiver for Sampling and Viewing of Confidential Material [PDF]

For more information on the procedures or how to complete and submit any of the documents listed above, call the CRC at 403-297-3584 or send an e-mail to crccomplianceadmin@aer.ca.


Reservoir Evaluation/Productivity Studies Index and Geological/Other Studies Index

Note: As of September 2017, the Reservoir Evaluation/Productivity Studies Index and Geological/Other Studies Index have been amalgamated

The reservoir evaluation / productivity studies (REPS) part of the index consists of laboratory pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) testing on fluids, special core analysis (SCAL), special drill-cutting analysis (SDCAL), and cavern storage studies (CSS). These reports are identified with “R” in the report number.

The geological / other studies (GOS) part of the index consists of analyses conducted on material for use in formation evaluation of geological characteristics. These reports are identified with “G” in the report number.

Routine measurement submissions, as identified in the OGCR, are not included in this index.

Please note that REPS data remains confidential for one year from the analyses date and all data releases abide by well confidentiality.

More information on how to order Reservoir Evaluation/Productivity Studies and Geological/Other Studies analyses are available in the AER Products and Services Catalogue.

Updated Monthly
Current Issue: REPS and GOS Index - Amalgamated [XLSB] - October 2017