Major element composition determined by XRF can be used to obtain mineralogy through normative calculations. Examples from a vertical and horizontal well though the Duvernay are shown respectively in Figure A and Figure B below. Values can be compared to XRD or other data obtained by the client.
Figure A. Mineralogy from Core Analysis in the Duvernay Formation.
Figure B. Mineralogy from Drill Cuttings Analysis in the Duvernay Formation.