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MR Solutions partners with Green Imaging to bring better rock core imaging solution to oil and gas sector

A new 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) solution, the ImaCore 3017, is being introduced to the oil and gas sector for high resolution rock core imaging. MR Solutions, of Guildford, UK in partnership with Green Imaging Technologies, based in New Brunswick, Canada have combined technologies to bring a complete rock core imaging solution to the sector.

Traditionally, rock core analysis is an exercise in providing measured data, but equipment limitations can result in final analysis that involves using theories to understand what is happening at the pore level. The ImaCore 3017 will virtually remove these resolution limitations by allowing customers to bolster the theoretical with actual images of all the fluid present in the rock core sample, and thus the pore network. Three orders for this system have already been placed within the oil and gas sector.

David Taylor, CEO of MR Solutions, explained: “We are always looking to develop our technologies and by working with Green Imaging we were able to bring our existing MRI technology to the oil and gas sector. Green Imaging has been offering rock core analysis using NMR and MRI technologies for 10 years and has built an enviable reputation as the leading application experts in the field. For this reason it’s great to work together to offer a greatly improved complete imaging solution to that market.”

Jill Green, Green Imaging’s CEO describes the partnership with MRS as a win-win for both companies, “Together we can bring leading edge technology to our customers to provide a solution that the oil and gas industry needs and wants.”

For the oil and gas exploration sector, MR Solution’s unique cryogen-free MRI imaging technology is highly versatile as the magnet field can be adjusted from 0.1T to 3.0T, depending on image requirements. Sample sizes can range from 1” to 4” diameters and ample space is provided for pressure and flow cells, allowing users to make measurements at reservoir conditions and to perform high resolution flow studies.

MR Solutions’ technology, including the latest 3D imaging pulse sequences, is combined with Green Imaging’s software products to provide an easy to use interface. This provides workflow management, easy calibration, system monitoring and end results matching the industry’s best practices for rock core analysis. The ImaCore system allows oil and gas sector customers to understand the complex mechanisms and processes happening within rock core samples and interpolate that understanding across entire reservoirs.

MR Solutions has over 30 years’ experience in the development of cutting edge MRI scanning with in excess of 1000 installations across the world. Its scanners are renowned for their excellence in terms of high resolution imaging ability. The ImaCore system is being offered to all major oil producers, oil and gas service companies and researchers in the field of rock core analysis.

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MR Solutions has its global headquarters at Ashbourne House, The Guildway, Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1LR; tel: + 44 1483 532146; information@mrsolutions.com; www.mrsolutions.com

Green Imaging Technologies is based at 520 Brookside Drive, Suite B, Frederickton, New Brunswick, Canada E3A 8V2; tel: + 1 506 458 9992; www.greenimaging.com