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Core Analysis Laboratory

Access specialised research laboratory facilities equipped with state-of-the-art apparatus to conduct core analysis.


Chemical, mechanical and analytical laboratory facilities and services are designed to provide tailored services to your needs.

Expert advice and consultancy is also available.

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Examples of support available include:

  • The characterisation of porous reservoir rocks (gas, oil and water).
  • The innovation of products with porous media applications.
  • The characterisation of processes with multiphase flow.
  • Individual and collaborative prototypes generation.
The main machinery available is shown below.
  • Core Sample preparation
    • Core Cutting Machine
    • Core trimming
    • Core cleaning (Distillation column )
    • Core saturation
  • Routine Core Analysis
    • Core Saturation Measurements (Dean Stark Distillation)
    • Gas Permeameter (Nitrogen)
    • Helium Porosimeter
  • Special Core Analysis
    • Wettability quantification: Digital contact angle and Amott Cells
    • Relative Permeability: Core Flooding (High Pressure )
    • Effective Permeabilities ( Ko Swi)
  • Surface Characterisation
    • X-ray diffractometer (XRD), and ECD ( Elemental analysis )
    • Zeta analyser
    • Tensiometer
    • Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (For adsorption, desorption)
    • Gravimetric Analysis (BET , N2 adsorption )
    • FTIR (Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy)


Room rates & menus

  • Half day £300
  • £70/hr thereafter
Technical support included

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