A new 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) solution, the ImaCore 3017, is being introduced to the oil and gas sector for high resolution rock core imaging. MR Solutions, of Guildford, UK in partnership with Green Imaging Technologies, based in New Brunswick, Canada have combined technologies to bring a complete rock core imaging solution to the sector.
Traditionally, rock core analysis is an exercise in providing measured data, but equipment limitations can result in final analysis that involves using theories to understand what is happening at the pore level.
The ImaCore 3017 will virtually remove these resolution limitations by allowing customers to bolster the theoretical with actual images of all the fluid present in the rock core sample, and thus the pore network. Three orders for this system have already been placed within the oil and gas sector.