Core Analysis

Essential for determining oil and gas potential

Poresize, porevolume and TOC

POROLABS specializes in the characterization of pore throats and the organic richness for oil and gas reservoirs.

Specifically we are experienced in providing TOC, poresize and porevolume measurements. We have the technology and testing methodology in-house to get our clients answers very quickly. 

Expertise - Core Analysis - PoroLabsImage2Core Analysis

Basic Petrophysical Properties on Rotary Sidewall core plugs-trimming, fluid saturation by Dean-Stark extraction, convection drying, klinkenberg corrected permeability and porosity at single stress, grain density, and brief lithologic description.


Special Core Analysis

Mercury Intrusion Capillary Pressure (MICP) Core Analysis

This type of report includes pore volume distribution of pores between 140 and 0.004 micrometers in diameter. Report also includes calculations of:

  • Bulk density
  • Grain density
  • Porosity
  • Median pore diameters
  • Permeability estimates

Also included are Air-Brine and Oil-Brine Pc curves, cumulative intrusion, normalized pore volume distribution, wetting phase saturations and J-Functions as requested.

Mercury Intrusion and Extrusion Analysis

These reports will include the intrusion analysis plus extrusion data down to atmospheric pressure.

Dean-Stark Extraction of Samples

TOC by LECO analyzer


Expertise - Core Analysis - PoroLabsImageGeochemical Analysis

Vitrinite Reflectance

Source rock maturity indicator

Rock Evaluation

S1, S2, S3, HI, OI, Tmax

TOC Analysis

TOC by LECO analyzer


Petrographic Analysis

SEM Analysis

SEM Analysis with X-ray Dispersive Spectrometry (EDS). Documentation of three-dimensional pore geometry and authigenic components. Two photomicrographs, EDS spectra.

XRD Analysis

Sand/Silt- and Clay-size Fraction

General Thin Section Description

Qualitative description of lithology, texture, grain size, detrital mineralogy, authigenic components, porosity types, reservoir quality, formation damage. Two Photomicrographs.

Includes: Standard Thin-Section (27x46mm) with blue or fluorescent epoxy. Includes Thin Section Staining.

Detailed Thin Section Description

Optional: description of lithology, texture, grain size, reservoir quality, formation damage. Modal analysis/point count (250pts.) gives quantitative detrital mineralogy, authigenic components, and porosity types. Two Photomicrographs.

Includes: Standard Thin-Section (27x46mm) with blue or fluorescent epoxy. Includes Thin Section Staining.

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