Cyclops Charge History Database Release

May 3, 2021

Small but mighty, fluid inclusions provide gigantic insights into our petroleum systems and with data from across the APAC region is key to addressing charge risk and revealing new petroleum systems.

Australia boasts easily the biggest public domain resource of fluid inclusion data anywhere in the world and has led the way in the application of theses techniques within the oil and gas industry. From detecting evidence of hydrocarbon migration and accumulation to constraining the timing of fluid migration and revealing the true nature of charge through detailed geochemical biomarker analysis the contribution to improved understanding of the processes that produce, alter or at times destroy hydrocarbon systems has been profound. Application of this data revolutionises the mitigation of risk in modern petroleum systems analysis.

Despite more than 800 reports produced across every prospective petroleum basin in Australia there has been no documented effort to draw this critical data into one, easily accessible place, let alone actually analyse the powerful significance of the data when viewed collectively. 

The CYCLOPS fluid inclusion database stands ready to address this deficiency and provide the most comprehensive publicly available collection of petroleum fluid inclusion data anywhere in the world. Compiled by experts in the field, with seminal contributions to the development of these technologies over decades this offers a new opportunity to fully leverage these tiny, but powerful insights into the diversity of complex Australian hydrocarbon systems.

All fluid inclusion data types have been compiled including the locally developed CSIRO techniques as well as the widely employed Fluid Inclusion Stratigraphy method available through Schlumberger and conventional measurement techniques traditionally applied to fluid inclusion analysis.

Accessible via a secure cloud-based server, data is spatially viewed in a Web Maps application with original reports available for download.

Leverage this data to address charge and migration risk, evaluate trap failure mechanisms, better constrain diagenetic histories and recognize formation water impacts on basin hydrodynamics and water saturation determination through log analysis.