HOUSTON – FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) has introduced its new HeliScan microCT imaging system during the grand opening of its Digital Rock Lab in Houston. HeliScan provides high-resolution 3D images to support the analysis and modeling of reservoir rocks in hydrocarbon assets.
The HeliScan microCT system is part of a multi-scale imaging solution providing E&P operators a digital approach to visualizing the pore scale internal structure of rocks to help understand flow in oil and gas reservoirs and to understand reservoir behavior by integrating the datasets generated by HeliScan microCT, QEMSCAN automated mineralogy, and nano-scale resolution scanning electron microscope (SEM) and focused ion beam/SEM (FIB-SEM) images.
“The need to understand structural properties of reservoir rock at smaller scales is particularly important as operators are trying to economically recover hydrocarbons from increasingly complicated reservoir conditions,” said Rudy Kellner, vice president of FEI’s Industry Group. “Exploration and enhanced recovery programs in mature carbonates each have very unique reservoir challenges. They can benefit from the answers provided by digital rock imaging and expert multi-disciplinary analysis to help reduce risk, enable more confident predictions and improve development and production decisions.”