FEI introduces new HeliScan MicroCT Advanced Imaging System
FEI introduced its new HeliScan™ microCT advanced imaging system during the grand opening of its Digital Rock Lab in Houston. HeliScan provides highly accurate, high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) images used by oil exploration & production (E&P) operators and research institutes to support the imaging, analysis, and modeling of reservoir rocks in hydrocarbon assets, and is now available for demonstration at FEI’s Houston lab.
“The opening of our new Digital Rock Lab in Houston and the introduction of HeliScan are two significant strategic milestones for our oil and gas division,” said Rudy Kellner, vice president of FEI’s Industry Group. “One year ago we announced the acquisition of the industry’s leading digital rock analysis expert, Lithicon, and formed a technology partnership with The Australian National University (ANU). To deliver key petrophysical insights to the oil and gas industry, we recognized a need to provide not only the highest quality instruments for precision pore scale imaging, but also digital rock expertise to convert these images to answers used to make business decisions. Today, we bring to market a more robust and commercially-viable HeliScan, a unique microCT system with a long and impressive track-record as a game-changing technology that has been used to solve some of the toughest reservoir challenges within the ANU Digital Rock Consortium. We are also opening our Houston Digital Rock Lab to further demonstrate our commitment and capacity to help our clients understand and resolve complex reservoir issues.”