Special Core Analysis (SCAL) & Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Laboratory
PERM’s Tomographic Imaging and Porous Media Laboratory is on the cutting edge of Oil & Gas Research & Development.
PERM Inc.’s 25,000 sq. ft. Laboratory is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Coreflooding Experts: Fully Customized Floods Designed For You!
At PERM we design and build our coreflooding rigs from the ground up; everything from the coreholders to the Data Acquisition Systems & Software.
Special Core Analysis & Enhanced Oil Recovery Laboratory Services
Custom Full Diameter Corefloods
PERM can handle corefloods of all types; we build many different types of coreflooding rigs/setups to match any experiment required. Talk to us today and get an experiment to meet your needs.
Enhanced Oil Recovery Evaluation
Not sure which EOR method to employ for your reservoir? You’ve come to the right place! This is something we can help you decide. We will evaluate which method will work best for your particular case. Stop leaving oil/gas behind or wasting money on EOR that doesn’t work!
Relative Permeability Tests
We do a lot of corefloods and relative permeability tests. Relative permeability is complex and takes an experienced team to get the correct data, as there are many factors at play. Find out why so many companies use PERM for corefloods and relative permeability tests! Talk to us and ask questions. We are here to help.
We scan a lot of core in order to help select core for testing and give quantitative data (density and porosity) and help show fractures. We scan the core while still in the core tubes. This gives you a permanent record of the core, prior to slabbing or destroying the core.
Micro-CT Scanning Core
Our micro-CT Scanner allows us to scan small plugs or cuttings and get excellent resolution to see small fractures and pores down to 2 micron resolution.
Modeling & Simulation
We make extensive use of a finite element multiphysics tool called Comsol. This allows us to better understand what is going on during our experiments. We also have some other tools we have developed in-house.
SimDist C6 to C120+
We can get carbon number distribution of oil all the way to C120+, which is particularly important for characterizing heavy oils and also under which conditions different oil is produced. Many conventional laboratories can only go to C30+ or C60+. We knew it is important to know what is beyond C60, and so we go to C120+.
Digital Core Analysis
By combining CT Scanning, micro-CT, SEM, EM, NMR, and a few other sensors, we import this data into our complex models and properties are calculated within every single pore, and from that we derive accurate core analysis data and upscaling algorithms.
In Situ Saturation Monitoring (ISSM)
Whether it is an experiment (phase behavior, for example) or a coreflood, we can use our sensors to get flow visualization and better understand the mechanics and physics at play to gain true understanding.
Those Are Just A Few Services, There Are Plenty More…
Ultracentrifuge / Centrifuge
Bitumen & Oil Extraction
Surface Area Analysis & Porosity
Mud Invasion Studies
Rock / Fluid Interaction
Fluid Flow Phenomena
In Situ Upgrading
Phase Behaivor Study
Fluid Flow Visualization
Pore & Core Level Modeling
Custom Research & Development
Formation Damage Studies
Tomographic Imaging: CT Scanning Core
CT Scout Scan of Core while core is still in the tubes. This is showing 0° and 90°.
3D Reconstruction from Axial CT Scan Images allow you to look inside the core and derive accurate density and porosity data.
Reservoirs Have Complex Challenges
Low Reservoir Recovery?
Under Pressurized Reservoir?
Heavy Oil? Tight Oil?
We Can Help!