Our upstream customers search for potential underground or underwater oil and gas fields. Exploratory wells are drilled, followed by operating wells that recover and bring the crude oil and/or raw natural gas to the surface.

Upstream exploration covers a wide range of different technologies and measurement systems. Exploration is complex and a variety of analytical techniques and data analysis are used. Online monitoring data is often combined with lab data, and LIMS data is integrated with or sent to other corporate databases. The LabWare ELP architecture provides a number of different tools that allow integration and data visualisation via powerful visual dashboards.

LIMS supports exploration drilling with GPS coordinates automatically added to sample registration and visual workflows displaying positions on Google Maps. Geophysical analysis of rocks and sediments uses sub samples and all the normal LIMS testing facilities - including water analysis. Storage Location Manager is used for the management and tracking of cores.

LabWare ELN provides a highly flexible method of integrating LIMS data with existing Excel spreadsheet calculations and delivers flexibility in the R&D laboratories and in the preparation of drilling fluids. In addition, LabWare Formulation Manager can be used in the formulation of well water-based or oil-based drilling fluids and cements. WBDF may contain several additives and these include alkalis, salts, surfactants, organic polymers in colloidal solution, and various insoluble weighting materials such as barite, and clay. LIMS is used in the analysis of the drilling fluids and cement according to major international standards such as ISO 13500:2008.