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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.

World Class SCAL & EOR Experts

Our leading team, headed by Dr. Apostolos Kantzas and Dr. Jonathan Bryan, is constantly pushing the boundaries of scientific understanding for Special Core Analysis, Enhanced Oil Recovery and Reservoir Characterization. Combining this knowledge with real world laboratory results can help you mitigate risk, increase production and solve reservoir issues.

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Coreflooding Experts: Fully Customized Flood Designs

Core Flooding Rigs

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

Coreflooding Rig Schematic
Enhanced Oil Recovery Results Comparison
Relative Permeability Curve

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.

Axial Image (Slice of Core) from CT Scanner
Micro-CT Scan Image of Plug
COMSOL Modeling

CT Scanning Core

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.

Bruker 450-GC
Digital Core Analysis of a Core Plug
CT Scan of a solvent and oil showing asphaltene precipitation

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…

Wettability

Capillary Pressure

Thermal Conductivity 

Ultracentrifuge / Centrifuge

Bitumen & Oil Extraction

Surface Area Analysis & Porosity

Adsorption Isotherms

Acidizing Evaluation

Asphaltene Precipitation

Imbibition

Mud Invasion Studies

Conformance Evaluation

Rock / Fluid Interaction

Fluid Flow Phenomena

In Situ Upgrading

Phase Behaivor Study

Fluid Flow Visualization

T2cutoff Calibration

PVT

IFT

Simulations

Pore & Core Level Modeling

Custom Research & Development

Formation Damage Studies

Joint Ventures

Industrial Courses

Consulting Services

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Tomographic Imaging: CT Scanning Core

CT Scan (Scout Scan) of Core Tubes

CT Scout Scan of Core while core is still in the tubes. This is showing 0° and 90°.

3D Axial CT Scan Reconstruction of Core

3D Reconstruction from Axial CT Scan Images allow you to look inside the core and derive accurate density and porosity data.

Low Field NMR

This is incredibly useful technology, that can help determine fluid saturations non-destructively. It can be used on fluids (even emulsified fluids), or on core rock (to determine fluids inside the porous material).

LEARN MORE ABOUT NMR

Typica NMR spectra for oil and gas

Reservoirs Have Complex Challenges

Low Reservoir Recovery?

Reservoir Damaged?

Low Porosity?

Reservoir Plugging?

Under Pressurized Reservoir?

Heavy Oil? Tight Oil?

Low Permeability?

Water Invasion?

Other Issues?

We Can Help!

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