Micro-CT Applications for Oil and Gas Exploration

Progress and developing trends of unconventional oil and gas geological research

ABSTRACT

“The progress in pore structure characterization, hydrocarbon occurrence state, mechanism of oil and gas accumulation, main controlling factors and high production model of unconventional oil and gas is reviewed”. Future challenges in unconventional oil and gas geological research and engineering are also discussed.

READ MORE on using micro-CT for oil and gas geological research, from Science Direct.

3D characterization of sandstone by means of X-ray computed tomography

ABSTRACT

Porosity and permeability are related properties that are necessary to make a productive oil or gas well. Most oil and gas is produced from sandstones, which often have high porosity and permeability. This study presents the benefits of 3D analysis in looking at quantitative and qualitative aspects of structures as opposed to conventional 2D microstructure analysis of rock samples.

READ MORE on using micro-CT for 3D characterization of sandstone, from GeoScience World

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Multi-scale method of Nano (Micro)-CT study on microscopic pore structure of tight sandstone of Yanchang Formation, Ordos Basin

ABSTRACT

“Microscopic reservoir pore texture refers to the shape, size and distribution of pores and throats and their interconnectivity in reservoir rocks, which strongly influence [their] petro-physical properties.” While there are many indirect approaches to reflect the pore-throat texture in reservoir rocks, this research presents the advantages of pore-throat texture characterization of tight sandstone reservoirs obtained with micro-CT.

READ MORE on using micro-CT for tight sandstone, from Petroleum Exploration and Development.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The application of X-Ray Computed Microtomography for estimation of petrophysical parameters of reservoir rocks

ABSTRACT

Three-dimensional visualization of rocks and minerals with micro-CT technology enables non-destructive quantitative measurements of the internal structures and provides accurate measurements of the spatial pore systems. This article discusses acquiring detailed information about porosity and permeability. “It is possible to measure the length and number of channels pore, tracing their connections, visualization and quantitative assessment of their tortuosity and permeability, observing the penetration of water or oil in the rock, analyzing the degree of filling the pores of the rock different media and imaging and analysis of the wettability process.”

READ MORE on using micro-CT for petro-physical analysis, from World Scientific News.

Micro Photonics Inc. provides instruments, laboratory services, training, and support from micro-CT experts
to help research scientists meet their most complex laboratory demands.

More information: FREE BUYERS’ GUIDE

Request: FREE EVALUATION SCAN to see how micro-CT works with your application.

Contact: Benjamin Ache, Product Manager, Bruker Micro-CTs P: 610-366-7103 ext 115.

Related Products

Related Articles

Call Now Button

Coming Soon:

Customer access to tips and instructional videos, method notes, tutorials, application notes, and other content to support your research.

Employment

While we are not currently looking to fill a specific position at Micro Photonics, if helping others advance their research is something you are passionate about, then feel free to send us your resume so that we can keep it for further considerations when a position does become available.

Please submit resumes to: info@microphotonics.com

Micro Photonics Inc.
1550 Pond Road, STE 110
Allentown, PA 18104

Events

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be attending tradeshows in the near future. We are participating in webinars and virtual tradeshows and will post links to those as they are available.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect? We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter or fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for? Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

; To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs).

; To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs).

; To process transactions. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

; To send periodic emails .The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Terms and Conditions

Terms of Service for www.microphotonics.com

Introduction. Welcome to www.microphotonics.com. This website is owned and operated by Micro Photonics Inc. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide, you understand and agree to accept and adhere to the following terms and conditions as stated in this policy (hereafter referred to as ‘User Agreement’), along with the terms and conditions as stated in our Privacy Policy (please refer to the Privacy Policy section below for more information).

This agreement is in effect as of October 25, 2018.

We reserve the right to change this User Agreement from time to time without notice. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this User Agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of this site after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified terms and conditions.

Responsible Use and Conduct. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (hereafter referred to as ‘Resources’), you agree to use these Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of this User Agreement, (b) the terms of any applicable confidentiality, non-disclosure, or other agreement between you and a third party, and (c) applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.

US Partner Form