We’ve got a little holiday present for you. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to offer more analytical options to our clients, StratoChem Services recently acquired a porosimeter and an immersed bulk volume instrument for porosity and pore volume analysis.
The immersed bulk volume (IBV) instrument allows us to measure the bulk volume of cores before measuring the grain volume of tested cores using the helium porosimeter. The identification of both bulk and grain volumes uncovers the amount of space within the rock not occupied by solids, which is indicative of the total rock capacity to hold fluids and can be applied to any type of rock sample including cylinder-shape cores, oriented cores, sidewall cores and cuttings.
It’s been a difficult year in some ways. 2016 started with low oil prices, and the industry has been slow to recover–but the recovery has begun, and we are optimistic about a better 2017 for the industry and the world. Wherever you are and however you celebrate, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season, and a great beginning to the new year.