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Dr. Salvatore Morano in collaboration wth Dr. Marius Popa (Morano Petrography and Morano & Popa geoconsultants) provide integrated petrographic & sedimentological services to the oil/energy industry on a variety of reservoir rocks (e.g. siliciclastic/carbonate reservoirs & geothermal plays) in a quick turnaround, at competitive consultancy rates & with technical support tailored to clients’ needs. 

Morano Petrography/Morano & Popa geoconsultants can offer over 20 years of academic & oil industry experience, and multi-continent regional geological expertise.

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 DATA DELIVERABLES:


HARD COPIES; ON-LINE DATA TRANSFER; FTP SERVERS; DROPBOX ACCOUNT; CD-ROMS.

FOR ANY TECHNICAL/COMMERCIAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT DR. SALVATORE MORANO AT:


moranopetrography@gmail.com

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT 

 

2018:

I. Multi-well petrographic study of Jurassic, Cretaceous and Cenozoic Units of East Coast Canada reservoirs (Flemish Pass basin, Jeanne D'Arc basin and ODPS 1276): Completed.

II. Training on: "Reservoir Quality Analysis of  Carbonate Rock-Types": Completed.

III. Realization of a Sed-Typing classification scheme for the sedimentological characterization of siliciclastic reservoirs: Completed.

IV. Atlas of outcrop rocks under the microscope (Kenya  Tertiary Rifts_2017-2018):  FOR PURCHASE NOW!

 V. Geothermal Rock Catalogue: "A Geological Guide for Geothermal Exploration": FOR PURCHASE NOW!


Past projects:

2017:

 

I. Multi-well (circa 30) petrographic study of East Coast Canada reservoirs (Carson, Flemish Pass, Jeanne d'Arc, Orphan and Outer Ridge Complex Basins): Completed.


II. New Geothermal Rock Typing, Provenance Rock Typing and Petrographic Rock typing classification schemes (copyright 2017): Completed.


III. Preparation of a paper (poster session) on the "Turkana Grits" (Kenyan Tertiary Rifts) for the 16th HGS/PESGB African E&P Conference, London, 31st August-1st September 2017: Completed.


IV. Technical presentations for oil & service companies on: "Petrographic Provenance Analysis of Siliciclastic Reservoirs for Hydrocarbon Exploration": Completed.


V.  NEW: "GEOTHERMAL ROCK CATALOGUE: A GEOLOGICAL GUIDE FOR GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION". The Catalogue contains legacy exploration data from worldwide geothermal reservoirs (analogue data), methodology of work, geological controls on geothermal plays and TS/SEM Plates with main host rocks and hydrothermal minerals typical of geothermal reservoirs: AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW!

 

2017-2016:


I. October-November 2016: Training courses on Carbonate Petrography for geologists of academic institutions and oil companies: Completed.


II.  CL analysis of Early-Middle Miocene Indonesian carbonates of the New Guinea Limestone Group: Completed.


III. Multi-well Qemscan, XRD  and TS analyses of Neogene siliciclastic reservoirs from NW Borneo: Completed.


IV. Dr. Salvatore Morano in partnership with Dr. Jean Jacques Tiercelin  is pleased to announce the  completion of an: "ATLAS OF OUTCROP ROCKS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE FROM THE KENYAN TERTIARY RIFTS: PETRO-FACIES DISTRIBUTION AND RESERVOIR POTENTIAL", an independent  rock-based petrographic database with emphasis on the evaluation of reservoir potential of sediments from the Northern & Central Kenya Rift Basins. AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW! 


2015-2014:


I. Petrographic analyses (TS, SEM, XRD) of offshore Mauritania siliciclastic reservoirs;


II. TS analysis of Late Miocene sandstones from the Algyő Formation, Makó Trough License, Hungary;


III. TS/SEM analysis of the Oligocene Cobden Limestone reservoir from New Zealand;

 

IV. Cuttings TS & Rock Typing analyses of Neogene siliciclastic sediments from the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.


 

New for 2018 

 

I. RTD (ROCK TYPING DATABASES): REALIZATION OF REGIONAL OR WORLDWIDE ROCK TYPING DATABASES FOR SERVICE & OIL COMPANIES, FROM THE PETROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF CORE & CUTTINGS SAMPLES (CA & OTHER GEOLOGICAL DATA PROVIDED BY CLIENTS).


II: CREATION OF A SED-TYPING CLASSIFICATION SCHEME FOR THE SEDIMENTOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SILICICLASTIC RESERVOIRS.

 

III. PERMEABILITY AND POROSITY MEASUREMENTS STRAIGHT FROM DRILL CUTTINGS UTILIZING DARCYLOG (IFP METHOD).

 

IV. QEMSCAN ANALYSIS ON CORE & CUTTINGS SAMPLES FROM OIL, GAS & GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIRS.

 

V. TRAINING COURSES IN SEDIMENTARY PETROGRAPHY, SEDIMENTOLOGY, SEQUENCE ANALYSIS, CORE LOGGING & RESERVOIR QUALITY ANALYSIS  OF SILICICLASTIC & CARBONATE RESERVOIRS, IGNEOUS PETROGRAPHY,  ROCK TYPING &  PETROGRAPHY OF GEOTHERMAL PLAYS. TRAINING SESSIONS  FOR SERVICE AND  OIL COMPANIES CARRIED OUT IN ANY SUITABLE LOCATIONS CHOSEN BY CLIENTS. COMPETITIVE PRICES X DAY AND NOT PER PERSON; TRAINING MATERIAL INCLUDED FOR UP TO 15 TRAINEES!