Formation Damage Laboratory
Reservoir contents are generally oil, gas and water. Circulation of these fluids and their production are related to reservoir permeability and porosity. Consequently, study of these petrophysical characteristics and their control on reservoir production is primordial. Among parameters which have to be defined in this laboratory are: salinity of water, degree of saturation, impurity contents mixed with hydrocarbons (e.g. asphalts, paraffin), degree of wettability, reservoir conditions (e.g. temperature and pressure), shaliness or organic matter rate, and lithostatic pressure.