In 2015 Devon Energy Canada Ltd awarded Ikon Science Canada a critical project to help understand the impact of temperature of rock properties within the McMurray reservoir, Clearwater/Wabiskaw caprock and Colorado shales in the jackfish area. This project has helped Devon to understand the effect of heat on the elastic and geomechanical properties of the rock for better well integrity and planning.
The work program comprised multiple phases; broadly consisting of detailed rock physics analysis of over 3 weels integrated with seismic data to model the effect of heat on the near well-bore rock. The success of these projects was due to Ikon's integrated Rock physics expertise. The analysis of the changing rock properties correlated well to the observed changes in the data.
Ikon exceeded our expectations and executed the project to Devon’s satisfaction. We recommend them highly for their knowledge, expertise, technology and project communication. We would not hesitate to use them again for similar work.