Special Core Analysis Reinvented: 3D Nano-scale Imaging and Computing of Reservoir Rock Properties and Fluid Flow

Digital imaging and computation revolutionised photography by making film cameras obsolete and moving image processing from chemical darkrooms into computers. Ingrain, a Houston-based technology start-up, is using digital imaging and computation to reinvent special core analysis. At Ingrain's digital rock physics lab, latest-generation CT (computed tomography) scanners capture in 3D the actual fabric of reservoir rock samples; the pore-space and mineral matrix geometry fabric at resolutions as high as 100 nanometers.  
 
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