January 2010

Ingrain Adds Marcus Ganz as new Chief Operating Officer
Houston (January 2010) Digital rock physics company, Ingrain, has added Marcus Ganz to its management team as the company's new Chief Operating Officer. Ganz joins Ingrain after 29 years of international experience at WesternGeco and Schlumberger.  As the company's new COO he will be responsible for the successful delivery of Ingrain's service offerings as the company expands internationally. 

Ganz's experience spans many countries and regions around the globe.  As a member of the executive team managing WesternGeco over a period of four years he was VP of the Land product line and later VP & Regional Manager responsible for all activities in South America.  From 2006 to 2008 he was the General Manager of Schlumberger Oilfield Services for Argentina and Chile.  During this period he served on the Schlumberger Ltd. Business Conduct Group, a rotating team of senior managers responsible for the worldwide implementation and monitoring of the Schlumberger Code of Ethics.  Ganz holds a BSc. in physics from the University of Southampton, UK.

Ingrain Rock Physics Science Advisor Dr. Jack Dvorkin discusses the digital experimentation of flow simulations and permeability calculations in the latest issue of The Leading Edge
Houston (January, 2010) -- Trying to determine permeability, especially two-phase flow, with conventional, physical lab experiments can be fairly laborious and time-consuming.  In the article Computer Simulations of Fluid Flow in Sediment: From Images to Permeability, Rock Physics Science Advisor Jack Dvorkin explains how computational simulation of flow in pore space can offer a powerful means of obtaining permeability in different rock types and at varying in-situ conditions.
The article is featured in part of a special section in this month's issue entitled High-Performance Computing, which takes a look at high-performance computing with eight articles discussing the current and future roles of high-performance computing in geophysics.
To read the article in its entirety, please click here
The Leading Edge compliments Geophysics SEG’s peer-reviewed publication, long unrivaled as the world's most respected vehicle for dissemination of developments in exploration and development geophysics. TLE is a gateway publication, introducing new geophysical theory, instrumentation, and established practices to scientists in a wide range of geoscience disciplines. Most material is presented in a semitechnical manner that minimizes mathematical theory and emphasizes practical applications. TLE also serves as SEG’s publication venue for official society business. For more information, visit http://www.segdl.org/tle

Ingrain Adds Gary Sinclair as Regional Manager to the Middle East and North Africa.
Houston, TX (January 04, 2010) –  Digital rock physics lab, Ingrain, has added industry expert Gary Sinclair to its executive management team, effective immediately. Selected to serve as Ingrain’s regional manager to the Middle East and North Africa, Sinclair will be responsible for the launch of Ingrain's digital rock physics in those areas.
Sinclair has 30 years experience in the core analysis industry, having worked with Core Laboratories, Fugro Robertson and ResLab, (Weatherford Laboratories). He has been responsible for laboratories in the UK, the Netherlands, Norway, Egypt, and in the Middle East. His major areas of expertise include operations management, optimum core analysis study design, data evaluation and interpretation, project management, training and quality assurance.
For the past 12 years he has been working exclusively in the Middle East as Regional Manager for ResLab where he was responsible for the set up and management of core analysis laboratories in Abu Dhabi, Oman and Kuwait.