Biota improves reservoir economics by measuring subsurface DNA to determine hydrocarbon fluid movement. This informs operators where to place and how to complete wells with a unique, non-invasive, and high resolution diagnostic.
We address critical questions that impact production and costs:
Monitor well connectivity to improve field development
Measure production over time for engineered completions
Where we have worked
Field Tested Wells
Featured Case Studies
DNA Surveillance® correctly identified frac hit in a blind test
Biota applied DNA Surveillance® to identify which one of the neighboring wells was responsible for the frac hit with a monitored producing well. Changes in percent contribution of DNA contribution from before to after the frac were used as the metric.
Results showed that “Well 4” was in communication with the monitored well. Although blinded to the result, DNA Surveillance® result was validated by the operator as the correct well showing the pressure response. The operator will continue to use this diagnostic to determine the extent of the reservoir connectivity over time.
DNA Target® shows 90% match as compared to chemical tracers
Biota applied DNA Target® to identify potential sweet spots along a five thousand foot lateral.
The customer ultimately conducted a tracer study along the same well to determine initial production.
In overlaying the data, one can observe a 90% correspondence (9 out of 10 stages) between Biota’s initial assessment and the actual output.
DNA Surveillance® validated by independent geochemistry analysis
Biota applied DNA Surveillance® to profile production along 3 formations in a vertically fractured well. To validate the results, an independent geochemical analysis was conducted. In overlaying the data, one can observe DNA sequences had a strong correspondence to this established technique.