PERM Inc.’s story begins more than two decades ago in 1994 in Calgary, AB. Our founder, Dr. Apostolos Kantzas, founded PERM Inc. as a Special Core Analysis and R&D Laboratory for the Oil & Gas Industry. PERM was originally known as the Tomographic Imaging and Porous Media Laboratory (TIPM Lab) and was located on the University of Calgary campus. In 2012, PERM outgrew the space at the University of Calgary and moved into a 25,000 square foot laboratory off-campus in NE Calgary.
PERM specializes in conducting Special Core Analysis & Enhanced Oil Recovery Studies on core for the oil & gas industry. Whether it is doing full diameter corefloods at high pressures and temperatures or conducting complex relative permeability measurements while scanning, PERM routinely takes on complex projects.
PERM has worked with virtually all the major oil companies operating in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (both domestic and international) and has also worked on a variety of reservoirs from around the world.
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PERM became known for utilizing non-invasive tools and sensors such as CT Scanners and NMR’s to help provide additional data and aid in understanding of what is happening within the core during core experiments.
PERM has a lot of experience with Heavy Oil & Bitumen (both Oilsands and Carbonates) as well as other Unconventional Reservoirs.
What makes PERM Inc. different than other core analysis companies?
PERM strives to make improvements and push the boundaries of what is possible. PERM exists to tackle the hard problems other laboratories are unable to. For this reason we have created a multidisciplinary team with skills ranging from Chemical & Petroleum Engineering to Geology (and everything in between; Chemical Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, etc, etc). Many of our staff hold PhD or MSc degrees and they are routinely tasked with finding solutions to complex problems.
Areas of Expertise
Unleashing reservoir potential with Special Core Analysis and Enhanced Oil Recovery.