Core Technical Services does not aim to compete with the main core analysis firms but instead supply niche Data Acquisition and Visualization services that are complimentary to any Core Analysis Program.
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Multi-Sensor Core Logging
This technology brings core analysis into the 21st century. High resolution data is rapidly acquired and combined to create and define trans-disciplinary distinct facies types enabling highly targeted sampling for all subsequent, standard core analysis.
High Pressure Mercury Injection
HPMI also termed Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure – MICP Capillary pressure plays an important role in understanding fluid distribution in a reservoir. This has a crucial
impact on understanding heterogeneity and eventually the performance of the reservoir. It has many applications in formation evaluation
High Resolution X-Ray CT Scanning
X-Ray CT Imaging (CT scanning) is a well-established screening tool (more than 30 years) for both whole core in liners, preserved samples, core plugs and side- wall cores. CT scanning allows the presence of fractures, bedding, nodules etc. to be visualized. It is important to be aware of the presence of heterogeneity and damage present in samples that are being considered for use in advanced core studies such as SCAL.
X-Ray Diffraction, frequently abbreviated as XRD, is a non-destructive test method used to analyse the structure of crystalline materials. XRD analysis, by way of the study of the crystal structure, is used to identify the crystalline phases present in a material and thereby reveal chemical composition information
Simulation of SCAL Experiments
An essential element of any SCAL program, post experimental relative permeability and capillary pressure data acquisition is to perform core flood simulation and history matching for steady state, unsteady state and centrifuge experiments. Simulation is performed by our esteemed associate Dan Maloney using the CYDARTM software platform.
Minerology and Geochemistry
Mineral modelling. It is based on knowledge of the geological environment and element-to-mineral associations rather than a large dataset of computations and mathematical models
High Resolution X-Ray CT scanning
Custom designed for Core
Resolution down to 80 microns (compared with 600 microns for standard CT)
Whole core and plugs
Input to core orientation, structural analysis, characterisation and data interpretation
Multi-Sensor Core Logging
Intelligent sampling point selection (adaptive sampling)
Petrophysical core facies
Minimal sampling footprint / not disruptive to other analyses
Improved outcomes for all subsequent core studies
Rock strength for geomechanics sample selection
High Pressure Mercury Injection (MICP)
Characterisation of the pore system – pore throat size distribution (PTSD)
Rock typing in both carbonates and clastics
Design of and samples selection for advanced studies (e.g. SCAL)
Reservoir baffle and cap rock evaluation
Well Core CT-BHI Integration
Loading, depth shift & reorientation to True North - circumferential CT core image
CT image and wireline log loading and manipulation (activation and for
BHI data loading & QC. Core gamma loading.
Circumferential CT scan image splitting, splicing and depth calibration
Data loading, and relative core orientation reconstruction
Sedimentological Core Logging / Description
Core logging/description scale. Including QC by senior geologist and expenses
Core Sedimentology Log - full drafting, data tabulation, interpretation and QC
Matching of core to logs at 1:200 scale, tabulation of core-tologshifts with relevant comments and QC
Core workshop with client to run through the various facies and interpretation.
Thin section preparation for core plugs. With/without cover slip including carbonate and or feldspar staining Includes cleaning.
Thin section full descriptions, assumes full, brief, review. Includes QC by senior petrographer
Modal and textural analysis, quantative analysis of thin-section by point counting. Modal = 300 points. Textural = 100 points. Clastic rock. Includes QC by senior petrographer
Full SEM description including 4 photomicrographs per Sample (s)
X-Ray diffraction (XRD) whole rock and clay per Sample (s) Integrated core sedimentology and petrography report, including fully drafted enclosures and diagrams, data tables and QC by senior geologist
Provided by leading experts in field
Whole rock and case
Minerology and Geochemistry
Mineralogy and lithology from XRF
Mineralogy and lithology from XRF calibrated to XRD
Chemostratigraphic interpretation - including a zonation and interpretation with annotated plots.
Chemostratigraphic interpretation and correlation- including a zonation and interpretation with annotated plots.
Rock Mechanics Core Testing
Multi-Stage Triaxial (MST):
Thick-Wall Cylinder (TWC):
Uniaxial Pore Volume Compressibility (UPVC):
Grain Size Distribution (GSD):
Solids Production - Data Analysis
Advanced Subsurface Visualisation
Analysis and modelling 3D Core data, in full context of 3D reservoir data with the addition of laboratory data, all in one virtual workspace. An evaluation of traditional techniques is compared with this new approach.