Petro-Find conducts cost-effective soil gas surveys to de-risk the exploration of oil/gas/uranium/helium at all stages of the exploration cycle from land acquisition to drilling. Why not have that second opinion, another layer of information, before making that expensive drilling decision? With the current downturn in oil prices that has put pressure on cashflow and capital budgets, companies need to take creative measures to meet this challenge. Measures might include improved portfolio management, disciplined allocation of capital, improved day-to-day operations and strong leadership. Just as important would be a focus on innovation with an acceptable level of risk. This might include geochemical soil gas surveys applied at every step of the exploration and development cycle from acquisition and disposal of property to exploration in both frontier and mature areas. Read more...
Geochemical surveys provide a cost-effective method of finding bypassed oil and lost compartments in both mature and abandoned fields. Read more...
Soil gas surveys are ideal for cost-effective monitoring of CO2 Miscible Flooding (CO2EOR), CO2 sequestration and Enhanced Coal Bed Methane (ECBM) projects. It should be noted that inappropriate sampling methods and equipment can lead to erroneous conclusions about the provenance of any high concentrations of CO2 found in soil gas above reservoirs undergoing CO2 injection.To measure the suitability of oil reservoirs for injection and the effectiveness of storage it is important to establish baseline studies prior to injection. Read more...
Visible oil and gas seeps (macroseeps) were the major precursors of oil/gas discoveries around the world. Because no hydrocarbon reservoir seal is perfect, light hydrocarbons escape essentially in a vertical direction to the surface as invisible microseeps. The high-tech detection of microseeps in soils and their correlation with reservoirs is simply a technological extension of those older methods. Read more...
Soil gas surveys can quickly ascertain at low cost the oil and gas potential in both mature and frontier regions as well as pinpoint areas for focused exploration and follow-up drilling. Petro-Find's unique hand-portable sampling system allows access to environmentally sensitive areas, forested regions, fields in crop and difficult terrain. Petro-Find has also developed a passive sampler for surveys in wet, swampy and muskeg areas. A soil gas survey is the only feasible exploration method to evaluate large acreage blocks. Our lab at Innovation Place, equipped with the latest technology, can offer quick turnaround on analysis of light hydrocarbons as well as CO2, helium and hydrogen. Read more...
Petro-Find welcomes proposals for overseas projects, especially for large blocks in frontier areas. One approach is to establish anomalous trends by a reconnaissance survey followed by a higher density survey to further define the aerial extent and configuration of the anomalies. Only areas with the highest potential should be followed up with seismic and drilling. Read more...
Petro-Find's new, remarkable, low-cost mini-survey program can reduce risk substantially by predicting the outcome of a well before drilling in terms of whether it will be dry, marginal or productive and whether it will be gas, condensate or oil. A company may wish to evaluate and rank its inventory of drill prospects by mini-surveys. Read more...
Petro-Find Geochem conducts soil gas surveys for exploration of uranium as well as natural gas associated with helium using helium and hydrogen as pathfinders. This technology is an adaptation of its proven method for exploration of hydrocarbons using light hydrocarbons as pathfinders. It is well known... Read more...
Paul Lafleur, President, is a Registered Professional Engineer in both Alberta and Saskatchewan and is licensed to consult in the field of Geological Engineering: mineral and energy economics; application of trace hydrocarbon and fixed gas analysis of soil gas to identify and characterize the presence of hydrocarbons and minerals. Petro-Find Geochem Ltd is certified by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan to conduct soil gas surveys for hydrocarbons and minerals. The Certificate of Authorization Number is C1406. Read more...
PETRO-FIND GEOCHEM LTD
L004-410 Downey Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 4N1
Contact: Paul Lafleur, President
Phone: (306)931-3156 Fax: (306)931-9773
Last updated March 14, 2015