April 2010

Ingrain Launches CoreHD®High-Definition Core Imaging and Logging

Houston (April 21, 2010) Ingrain, the oil and gas industry’s fastest growing digital rock physics company, today introduced CoreHD®, its breakthrough technology platform for 3D high-definition imaging of whole core from oil and gas wells. Ingrain’s CoreHD technology has significantly advanced the oil and gas industry’s ability to use CT scanners to image and analyze core.

 “CoreHD gives geoscientists high-definition 3D visibility into their reservoirs at the wellbore scale,”said Henrique Tono, Ingrain’s CEO. “CoreHD is a major advance over the imaging that traditional core analysis labs provide. As the industry moves into complex rocks like oil shales, 3D high-definition whole core imaging is becoming an essential tool for geological core description, rock properties analysis and reservoir modeling."

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Ingrain Introduces Two New Additions to its Middle East Team

Houston (April, 2010) Digital rock physics lab, Ingrain, has added Mohammad Alkandari to its management team as the company's new Kuwait Country Manager and Dominic McGurk as the Manager of CT Scanning Operations.

Alkandari comes to Ingrain from Petrogas Petroleum and Environmental Services Co. where he served as business partner and Operations Manager. Prior to that he worked at Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC) as a geologist and senior geologist for 15 years and as a lab technician at the Environment Protection Department, Ministry of Health. Alkandari holds a B.Sc. in Geology from Kuwait University and an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, as well as Associate Certificates in Financial Management/Financial Planning and Marketing Management/Customer Relationship Marketing from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

McGurk has been working in the Health Authority in Abu Dhabi for a number of years and has been responsible for CT and MRI scanning for, amongst others, the Ruler of Abu Dhabi.  He has also been involved in CT Scanning of cores for traditional labs in the past and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in CT Scanning.
Ingrain's Elizabeth Diaz presenting technical paper at the AAPG 2010 Annual Convention and Exhibition

Houston (April 2010) -- Ingrain's Elizabeth Diaz is scheduled to present a paper at the AAPG 2010 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in New Orleans. ACE is an international gathering of geosciences professionals sharing insights and solutions to the most pressing issues facing the petroleum exploration and production industry.  The paper, Multi-Scale Imaging Process for Computations of Porosity and Permeability on Carbonate Rocks, was co-authored with Dr. Avrami Grader, Dr. Amos Nur, Chuck Baldwin, and Gouping Li, Ingrain and will be presented on April 14 at 10:30 AM during the Evolving Technology Session (Theme 1).

The convention will be held in New Orleans from Sunday, April 11 and go through Wednesday, April 14, 2010.  For more information, please click here to visit the AAPG ACE website.

Ingrain presenting a technical paper at the GeoCanada

Houston (April 2010) -- Ingrain's Elizabeth Diaz is scheduled to present a paper at the GeoCanada 2010 Convention. This once-in-a-decade convention is serving as the annual conference for numerous organizations such as the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) and the Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS), among many others.
The paper, Imaging and Computing Physical Properties of Gas Shale, will be presented on May, 11th at 9 AM during the Advances in Core Analysis Techniques session.

GeoCanada 2010 will be held at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, May 10 - 13, and from May 13 - 14 at the ERCB Core Research Centre.  For more information, please click here to visit the convention website.