Structural Core Analysis
Structural core analysis records all features related to brittle or ductile deformation, such as fractures, fault rocks or small-scale folds intersecting the borehole. We pay special attention to the tectonic history and timing of deformation, which can have tremendous effects on the reservoir properties.
Structural core analysis is particularly powerful in combination with classical core goniometry or image-based goniometry. The true orientation of core structures facilitates the spatial analysis and allows reconstruction of the tectonic history of a reservoir.