Rock samples consist of grains with open spaces, pores, in between the grains. These pores can contain water, oil and/or gas. The amount of pores in a rock and their configuration determines the rock's porosity and permeability. The porosity of a material is defined as the ratio of the volume of open space (pore volume) to the total volume (bulk volume). The permeability of a material is a measure of the ease with which a gas or liquid can move through the pores. Knowledge about porosity and permeability of sub-surface rocks is essential for reservoir description and for determination of the rock's oil and gas potential.
Source rock samples contain varying amounts of oil, kerogen and TOC, but represent only a small portion of the rock matrix. Whether a rock is a source interval or a reservoir interval, its maturity, and its potential to generate oil/gas is evaluated by TOC and Rock-Eval or SR Analyses.
Poro-Labs 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.
With over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas field, we are well equipped to characterize your samples. We offer quick sample turnaround and superior customer service including strict confidentiality of data. All samples undergo a rigorous review of results to ensure that you receive the best results possible. There is no one better prepared to fulfill your analytical testing needs than Poro-Labs Inc.