Our Science

 
How Ingrain Computes Rock Properties and Fluid Flow Characteristics
 
We compute rock properties and fluid flow on an a high-resolution, extremely detailed digital capture of the fabric of the rock sample that Ingrain calls a vRock® digital reservoir rock.  We use high performance computers with proprietary software that dramatically accelerates processing time for rock properties computations. 
Ingrain has exclusive license to patents from Stanford University. Working from this foundation, Ingrain's team of geoscientists, mathematicians and software engineers created breakthrough algorithms for computing rock properties from 3D images.  
 
We have developed a multiphase lattice Boltzmann computational methodology that incorporates fluid flow properties as parameters in the computation. We can handle very large viscosity ratios, and at present can compute 2 fluids.