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Solve exploration and production issues with organic geochemistry

Geochemistry can be applied to all phases of a field life cycle: exploration, appraisal, development, production, and abandonment. Malcom interactive fluid characterization software offers geochemical engineering solutions by processing gas chromatography data (GC-FID, GC-MS, GC-MS-MS, GC-2D, etc.) from different vendors.

The comparison of oil GC fingerprints provides information on biomarkers, reservoir connectivity, estimation of the size of reservoirs, and production allocation calculation. With Malcom software, a comprehensive suite of tools are embedded within a single application to process chromatography data and to perform statistical calculation, delivering fast data interpretation.

Core Benefits

  • Efficiency: Achieve simultaneous, automated processing and interpretation of multiple data samples.

  • Reproducibility: Achieve better reproducibility and repeatability of gas chromatography data processing, with harmonization of the baselines and peak area.

  • Accuracy: Leverage solid theoretical background and robust statistical methods on your results.

  • Extensibility: Extend and customize Malcom fluid characterization software by integrating your own analytical workflows with Python scripting. 

Make the most of Malcom fluid characterization

  • Oil composition: Provide oil composition (individual compounds and cuts) from chromatograms in a few mouse clicks and a matter of seconds. Automated peak and cut integration combined with possible analysis subtractions provides access to the compositional input necessary for PVT analyses in a snapshot.

  • Petroleum systems charge characterization: Process chromatography data to provide information on source rock presence, thermal maturity, and oil-source rock correlation, or to identify a missed petroleum system in a producing field.

  • Reservoir characterization: Estimate the size of reservoirs and characterize reservoir compartmentalization using the patented “distribution method”.

  • Production surveillance: Perform time-lapse geochemistry, production monitoring, and production allocation calculation based on the fingerprinting method via specific production allocation modules.






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