X-ray Diffraction in the Petrochemical Industry

Wellsite Mineralogical Analysis of Shale Formations with the D2 PHASER

X-ray diffraction (XRD) is an essential technique in the analysis of shale rock formations, allowing for qualitative and quantitative mineralogical characterization. This information provides insight into wellsite behavior and enables better steering decisions, tailoring of drilling fluids, calculations of brittleness and hardness, understanding of chemical reactivity, and more.


In this lab report, we discuss the mineralogical analysis of drill cuttings from shale rock using the D2 PHASER mobile X-ray diffractometer.