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.