Noble Energy co-authored case study with Ingrain is featured in latest issue of World Oil Magazine.

Houston (Oct/Nov 2009) -- The latest issue of World Oil magazine features an Ingrain case study co-authored with Noble Energy.  The case study discusses how comparative analysis shows that a digital and real core compare favorably when digital and real experiments are run.

The project, initiated by Noble Energy in March 2009, included three main processes. First, 3D imaging of small rock fragments at a resolution high enough to discriminate between pores and minerals was conducted, followed by segmentation of the images to digitally define a finite number of the elements of rock (specifically porosity and basic mineral compound) and finally 3D computer simulations of single and multiphase fluid flow for absolute and relative permeability, respectively, electrical current flow for resistivity and formation factor determination. 
The case study verifies that Ingrain's technology and use of proprietary algorithms quickly obtained more accurate measurements of porosity, permeability, formation factor and relative permeability, and that the rapid turnaround (30 days from sample selection to reporting of analytical results) time can allow for more accurate information to be used as inputs, resulting in the creation of better reservoir models.
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