Digital image analysis includes the identification of porosity, grain density, fluid saturation, and estimated permeability. We use these key measurements, derived from our high resolution images, to help identify the conditions and potential productivity of a well.
Image analysis of clastic rock (composed of particles from preexisting rocks and minerals) can reveal sample texture, which is a function of grain size distribution. With clastic rock, the particles within the sample touch one another, so the center-to-center distance between particles provides a measure of grain size. With high-res imagery, the core can be scanned at virtually any density, allowing one to produce a log of the mean and modal grain size. These values can then be used to augment the core description and, more importantly, to create accurate logs for analyzing permeability.
PetroArc’s high-resolution imaging solutions are used not only in field work, but also in classroom settings to advance the study of geology, histology, and neuroanatomy. Our imaging technologies are being used for medical image analysis purposes, allowing faculty and students to produce, maintain, and study high quality histology data.
Our imagery of core samples begins with a refined, quality-centered method of preparation from freshly caught core to a polished core sample. This multi-phase process involves transforming the surface of the core into a polished sample that meets our detailed specifications.
We offer multi-tenant service stages: (1) We offer core catching services to ensure that core is caught properly, logged accurately, and transported safely. (2) While your core is housed at our facility, accurate inventory documentation is prepared to protect your materials. (3) We offer slab services to prepare your core for our first stage of preparation. (4) We use a combination of techniques and equipment to accurately and safely remove surface imperfections that stand between you and the features of the samples that you need to analyze. This process is highly valuable because it yields a finished product that assists with conventional core analysis and is a catalyst for creation of the clearer, better images that we take pride in offering.
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Core slabs can be quickly surfaced and prepared for imaging. Our core scanners are completely portable and can be shipped to any location in the world. Our technician’s are highly trained and can complete calibration and imaging within one hour, even in remote areas
We have the ability to digitally archive and store our imagery or imagery from other providers. Our systems have been specifically designed to archive these images successfully. PetroArc International treats your investment with respect and the utmost care while we enhance your core with dependable results.
Cores disintegrate over time. We believe it is important to digitally archive core to allow meaningful use without damaging the physical core. We are excited to provide the digitization services that actively address the important need for easy, timely core data retrieval.
While cores are stored at our facility, we take extensive measures to ensure proper handling and organization. It is important for us to protect your investment; our well-organized work flow ensures that samples stay secure, in order, and in a stable environment.
Check out a small selection of virtual slides and virtual microscopy specimens we create for our clients in our gallery!