June 2008

Ingrain Adds Dr. Avrami Grader as Chief Scientist
Houston, TX (June 30, 2008) – Rock physics company, Ingrain, has added scientist Dr. Avrami Grader to its executive management team, effective immediately. Selected to serve as Ingrain’s chief scientist, Dr. Grader will lead the firm in developing advanced methods for the computation of rock properties and multi-phase flow through reservoir rocks.

Dr. Grader joins Ingrain following 21 years as a professor in Penn State University’s Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, where he founded and directed the Center for Quantitative Imaging. He focused his research on identifying digital processes to effectively measure the flow of oil and water within the pore spaces of rocks. During his research, he pioneered the mathematical extension of the Buckley and Leverett theory, a computational method for determining the dynamics of fluid flow.
Ingrain Advisor Dr. Jack Dvorkin Presents to the Canadian Well Logging Society
Calgary, Alberta (June 11, 2008) – Dr. Jack Dvorkin, senior research scientist at Stanford University and advisor to Ingrain gave a technical presentation entitled, “The Future of Rock Physics: Imaging and Computing,” to the Canadian Well Logging Society. Dr. Dvorkin’s talk examined current computational and imaging technology developments that are paving the way for better reservoir characterization, reservoir simulations and production management.

Dr. Dvorkin has been instrumental in developing Ingrain’s technology through his pioneering research on the interrelations among rock properties. Since 1989, he has worked closely with Ingrain’s Chief Technology Officer Dr. Amos Nur, who led Stanford University’s Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics Project until retiring in 2007 to join Ingrain.