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Posted: Dec 07, 2010

Oxford Instruments Presents GeoSpec Rock Core Analyzers at the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts

(Nanowerk News) Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance, the leading supplier of NMR instrumentation for rock core applications, presented its market-leading GeoSpec range of Rock Core Analyzers at the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts (SCA). The show took place October 4th to 7th 2010, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Barry Jones, Director of Sales at Oxford Instruments, gave a short presentation on the GeoSpec products and their technologies.
The new GeoSpec range offers improved performance, greater versatility, and new software options which simplify, speed-up, and standardize routine measurements, while maintaining the reliability and ruggedness expected from Oxford Instruments' products. Additionally, new advanced capabilities increase the utility of the NMR relaxometry technique. By non-invasively measuring oil and water distributions in rock cores, GeoSpec instruments provide information on T1 and T2 cutoffs, fluid distributions, porosity, permeability, Free Fluid Index (FFI), Bound Volume Index (BVI), oil viscosity, and Clay Bound Water (CBW). Magnets and probes to accommodate rock cores of up to 150 mm in diameter and overburden-cell compatible systems are available. 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D pulsed field gradients can be provided for studies involving diffusion and imaging.
LithoMetrix software, developed exclusively for Oxford Instruments by its partner Green Imaging Technologies, Inc., provides an intuitive user interface and automatically calculates the industry-standard FFI, BVI, CBW, porosity, and T2 cutoff values. Additionally, the software provides instrument calibration and monitoring tools, ensuring the instrument is working at peak performance. More advanced users can directly control the instrument, and the sophisticated Green Imaging Technologies GIT-CAP software is available to derive capillary pressure data and other SCAL properties.
With centers of excellence in Oxford, England, and Concord, Massachusetts, USA; a user-base of major oil companies and oilfield service organizations; and by far the greatest number of installations all over the world, Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance has supported the oilfield industry for more than 15 years, and looks forward to continuing the partnerships it has developed.
About Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance
Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance is committed to the development and manufacture of cost-effective instrumentation for industrial quality control, research, and life sciences. The business unit's expertise is based on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology. Today Oxford Instruments is exploring more innovative ways to use benchtop NMR for faster, easier, and safer measurements. Visit www.oxford-instruments.com for more information on the company and its products.
Source: Oxford Instruments (press release)
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