3D visualization of rock structures and rock-fluid-gas interaction
The purchase of a state-of-the-art micro-CT scanner enabled us to image rock structures at very high detail in three dimensions (up to 1 µm). We visualize individual grains, porosity, porosity infill and fractures at very high detail and image e.g. the effects of fluid/gas phases affecting pore frameworks. Currently, we perform in-situ tests (e.g. fluid flow tests and soon deformation tests) in the CT scanner and in pressure chambers while simultaneously imaging the samples. We strive to improve the texture resolution of our equipment so that petrophysical behavior, like wettability and dielectric characteristics, can be studied at mineral scale.