By the use of advanced XCT scanning techniques and the processing and segmentation of the resulting images, we are able to create three-dimensional digital representations of reservoir rocks, which we call vRocks.
Because it is non-destructive, digital samples taken today allow for future experimentation. It generates data in real-time on fragments that cannot be otherwise handled... (still editing)
vRocks form the basis for fluid dynamics and rock mechanics computations. It is only in the past year or two that the available computing power has reach the level where our service is even possible. The reason is that we’re computing everything in the actual complex rock. We’re not simplifying it or making models. There is rigorous mathematical computation taking place.
Tomographic slices of 3D images of tight gas sandstone (left), oil sand (middle) and carbonate (right). The scale bar from left to right is 0.5, 1.0 and 05 mm, respectively.