April 22, 2013: Ingrain presents ANH core repository project results to industry
Houston (April 22, 2013) On April 4 digital rock physics company Ingrain, Inc. presented the results from their project with Colombian government's National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) to key industry players at an event held at the JW Marriot in Bogota.
The project involved digitizing and analyzing a high-volume of core held in the ANH national rock archives. The main objectives were to digitize and preserve core information, identify shale resource potential in key Colombian basins and make data more readily accessible to operators and potential investors. In record time Ingrain digitalized over 10 kilometers of core samples from both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. This is the first time in history something like this has been done to a country's core repository.
"We were very excited to present our findings for this project. This significantly reduces the information barriers currently in place, making access cheaper and easier for potential investors," said Colombia Country Manager Boaz Nur. "The added value that can come from the digital archive is extremely important," he continues, "the data that is just sitting in repositories can now be easily leveraged to help assess the unconventional and conventional potential for Colombia."
Representatives from companies such as Ecopetrol, Pacific Rubiales and Shell were in attendance at the luncheon, where Ingrain's methodologies and analyses were presented in great detail by Ingrain's Director of Unconventional Technology, Joel Walls, CEO Marcus Ganz and ANH's Technical Vice President, Juan F. Martinez.
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