Ingrain opens digital rock physics lab in Abu Dhabi

(September 16, 2010) Ingrain, the oil and gas industry’s fastest growing digital rock physics company, today announced the opening of its newest digital rock physics lab, located in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.

Ingrain’s digital rock physics lab provides special core analysis services (SCAL) on oil and gas reservoir rocks using 3D imaging and computing. Using whole core, core plugs, sidewall cores or even drill cuttings, Ingrain can deliver crucial information much faster than physical labs, and at a lower overall cost.
“Demand for our services has accelerated dramatically in the Middle East,” said Gary Sinclair, Ingrain’s Regional Manager MENA. “Our multi-scale digital rock physics workflow delivers accurate SCAL data within 60 days, compared to months or even years from conventional physical labs. Operators are becoming increasingly aware of what an incredible value that is.”
The new 950-square-meter lab has installed and commissioned a high-resolution macro scanner (with a scan resolution of 0.5 mm) that is capable of scanning whole core and plugs in a very rapid time frame. The lab also has a micro CT scanner that can scan a range of resolutions sufficient to resolve the micro pore space associated with carbonates in the Middle East. Additional scanners will be added as required by workload.