Petrophysics and Core Analysis

The Wolfson multiphase flow laboratory has state-of-the-art facilities and specialises in analysis of low permeability samples (tight gas sandstones, shales and fault rocks). We are also happy to undertake work on higher permeability samples. The laboratory is highly flexible and willing to conduct bespoke sample analysis or research in which construction of new experimental facilities are required.

The range of consultancy services we offer direct to industry include:

  • Routine core analysis
  • Special core analysis
  • Geomechanics / ultrasonics
  • Petrography

Facilities include:

  • CT scanner
  • State-of-the-art multiphase flow system (relative permeabilities)
  • Steady-state gas permeameter
  • Steady-state liquid permeameter
  • Pulse-decay gas permeameter
  • Ultracentrifuge
  • He porosimeter
  • Mercury-injection porosimetry
  • Porous plate
  • Humidity chambers
  • Capillary pressure and formation resistivity apparatus
  • Mini-permeameter
  • Water-shut off equipment
  • NMR spectrometer
  • Triaxial cell and loading frame for Vp, Vs and rock deformation experiments