Center Laboratory

Center Laboratory

The Center Laboratory, which became fully operational in 2017, is a unique facility consisting of over 3200 square meters of world-class petroleum, geo-materials, well integrity and flow assurance research space. ​For an update on the construction of the lab, click here.

Facilities

  • Rock mechanics Brand: Metarock,
    Model: 200K Lbs load frame
    Rock mechanics We operate a triaxial testing system from Metarock designed as a research solution for evaluating mechanical rock properties. The system consists of a single innovative 200k lbs load frame utilizing twin precision aligned ball screws and a high pressure (20,000 psi) and temperature (160degC) triaxial testing vessel.
  • One Attension Theta-High Pressure Contact Angle Brand: Bioline Scientific,
    Model: Theta
    One Attension Theta-High Pressure Contact Angle The One Attension Theta-High Pressure is a tensiometer for measuring wettability and interfacial tension at high pressures and high temperatures within enhanced oil recovery research.
  • Electrochemistry System Brand: MetaRock,
    Model: ECS-100
    Electrochemistry System The Electrochemistry System is designed to measure the streaming potential of a 1.0″ x 3.0″ porous sample under isostatic stress up to 300 psi and injection pressure up to 50.0 psi.
  • Basic Core Flood System Brand: MetaRock,
    Model: ECS100
    Basic Core Flood System The Basic Core Flood System is designed to allow single or two-phase flow testing of 1.0” or 1.5” diameter samples up to 3.0” long at temperatures up to 80°C, confining pressures up to 10,000 psi, and pore pressure up to 2000 psi
  • Linear Precision Saw Brand: Buehler,
    Model: Isomet 5000
    Linear Precision Saw The IsoMet 5000 is a precision saw was designed for cutting various material types with minimal deformation. Capable of positioning sample precisely to a micron dimension
  • Grinder Polisher Brand: Buehler,
    Model: Ecomet 300 pro, MetaServ 250
    Grinder Polisher The MetaServ 250, and Ecomet 300 Pro Grinder Polishers offer a combination of performance, economy, and reliability for microstructural analysis applications.
  • Low frequency NMR 12 MHz and 2MHz Magnet Brand: Oxford Instruments,
    Low frequency NMR 12 MHz and 2MHz Magnet 2 MHz models are the industry standard for routine measurements of relaxation distributions and basic petro physical parameters, 12 MHz models are used for more sensitive measurements of relaxation distributions which allows to do Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on core samples
  • Scratch Tester Brand: Epslog,
    Model: S 1000 MK
    Scratch Tester The Wombat-Epslog scratch tester is a multi-sensor portable test bench. It allows to measure properties on cores