Ingrain’s digital rock physics lab provides special core analysis services (SCAL) on oil and gas reservoir rocks using 3D imaging and computing. Using whole core, core plugs, sidewall cores or even drill cuttings, Ingrain can deliver crucial information much faster than physical labs, and at a lower overall cost.
“Demand for our services has accelerated dramatically in the Middle East,” said Gary Sinclair, Ingrain’s Regional Manager MENA.
“Our multi-scale digital rock physics workflow delivers accurate SCAL data within 60 days, compared to months or even years from conventional physical labs. Operators are becoming increasingly aware of what an incredible value that is.”
The new 950-square-meter lab has installed and commissioned a high-resolution macro scanner (with a scan resolution of 0.5 mm) that is capable of scanning whole core and plugs in a very rapid time frame. The lab also has a micro CT scanner that can scan a range of resolutions sufficient to resolve the micro pore space associated with carbonates in the Middle East. Additional scanners will be added as required by workload.
Ingrain currently has seven employees in the Abu Dhabi lab and is supported by staff from their Houston-based headquarters. The company plans to increase the number of Abu Dhabi employees up to fifteen by year-end and continue to add facilities as demand continues to increase. Ingrain now employs over 60 people worldwide.
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