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.
Coreflooding Experts: Fully Customized Flood Designs
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 to get an experimental design that meets your needs.
Enhanced Oil Recovery Evaluation
We will evaluate which Enhanced Oil Recovery method will work best for your particular case. Customization is also an option to ensure the best results.
Relative Permeability Tests
Many companies use PERM for corefloods and relative permeability tests. We are here to help.
All core is scanned for testing, and we collect quantitative data (density and porosity) to help show fractures. Our method creates a permanent record of the core, prior to slabbing or destroying the it.
Micro-CT Scanning Core
Micro-CT Scanning allows us to scan small plugs or cuttings and get excellent resolution. Therefore we can see small fractures and pores down to 2 micron resolution.
Modeling & Simulation
We make extensive use of multiphysics tools such as Comsol, open foam, and in-house tools. This allows us to understand the physics of each experiment.
SimDist C6 to C120+
While many conventional laboratories only go to C30+ or C60+, we recognize the importance of going above C60+. Our carbon number distribution of oil can go to C120+. This is important for characterizing heavy oils, and under which conditions different oils are produced.
Digital Core Analysis
By combining CT Scanning, micro-CT, SEM, EM, NMR, and and/or other sensors, we import this data into our complex models. 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 fluid testing or core flooding, we can use our sensors to get flow visualization and a better understanding of the physics mechanisms at play.
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!