Operating in deepwater and heavy oil reservoirs, ultra-deep onshore reservoirs and geothermal energy extraction involves additional risk of elevated temperature and pressure.
Any engineering design/modeling in such environment requires measurement of strength, mechanical and petrophysical properties at elevated temperature, to replicate the conditions in situ.
MetaRock Laboratories perform high pressure-high temperature (HPHT) measurement, with typical measurement including thermal expansion, mechanical property, rock strength, resistivity and acoustic velocity.
- Max. allowable temperature: 450°C
- Thermal expansion: up to 200°C
- Max. allowable confining/pore pressure: 15,000 psi.
- Max. axial load: 250,000 lbs.