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Special Core Analysis - Core Flooding System CFS-840 This instrument is designed for the researcher that requires

the instrument to perform various core analysis tests within a single integrated system. The instrument is designed so components can be easily interchanged for various core analysis measurements. The system can be used for the measurement of permeability, relative permeability, formation damage, and enhanced oil recovery. The system is provided with Smart Series Software for data acquisition, control, and report writing.
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Routine Core Analysis - UltraPore-300 Porosimeter This instrument measures core grain volume, density, pore volume, porosity, and void volume. The sample is evacuated prior to the injection of Helium gas. A measurement of equilibrated pressure determines the porosity. The system is computer controlled and the porosity is automatically calculated, or manually acquired data can be loaded into a spreadsheet program for calculation and parameter determination.

Core Slabbing Cross Cut Saw Uses: Core Slabbing and full diameter cross cut saw is a dual-purpose saw with wet-cutting head, ball-bearing assembly arbor, potential Sta Level cast aluminum blade guard for diamond tooled saw blades up to 20 inches in diameter. Suitable for use with cores up to 8 inches in diameter depending on model and blade size selected. Features: The blade height is adjustable over a vulcanized rubber top worktable, which moves smoothly on ball bearing guide wheels riding along the length of the coolant fluid pan. The saw is provided with one saw blade. Unless otherwise specified the blade will be 18 inches in diameter with 1-

inch arbor. The standard electric motor is 5 HP, 220 VAC, 60 HZ, and single phase. Three phase 60 HZ and both single and three phase, 50 HZ motors are available upon request. The saw assembly is 50 inches high, 27 inches wide, 52 inches long and weighs 320 lbs. Includes a core guide and clamp assembly for holding core for smooth slabbing operation. Liquid coolant pump included for fluid recirculation.

University Training Equipment


Corrosion & Rotating Disc - RDA Uses: The Corrosion & Rotating Disc Acid Reaction Rate Measuring System is used to measure acid reaction rates of carbonate and dolomite samples and the results to be used in the design of effective acid stimulation treatments of wells. Features: The Corrosion & Rotating Disc features a 4,000 psig (28 MPa) pressure vessel with a 1.5 in. (38 mm) rotating disc, magnetic drive system, temperature control system, fraction collector and data acquisition and control software. Pressure, temperature, acid displacement and test duration are software controlled. The software permitting a number of acid samples to be collected at preselected time intervals.

Ambient Resisitivity System - ARS-200

Uses: The ARS-200 provides a modern state of the art measuring instrument that allows the student to go through the measurement process in a structured transparent method. The ARS-200 features a pneumatic atmospheric core holder that allows a consistent loading to be applied to the sample eliminating operator error from the measurements. The instrument is forgiving in it's operation and requires neither mercury nor elevated pressures to operate, enhancing user safety Features: AMBIENT RESISTIVITY SYSTEM- state of the art resistivity measuring system features a programmable RCL meter, pneumatic atmospheric core holder and 2/4 electrode measuring system. The ARS-200 is specifically designed to assist universities and other teaching institutions with the hands on instruction process.

Capillary Pressure Appartus - CPPP-200

Uses: The system is designed to assist universities and other teaching institutions with the hands on instruction process. It provides an instrument that allows the student to perform the classic porous plate saturated core sample desaturation experiment in a structured transparent method. This instruction-focused design allows the student to build on his basic understanding of how capillary pressure controls the magnitude and distribution of the wetting phase in the reservoir. Features: The system is forgiving in its operation and does not require mercury, enhancing user safety. Porosimeter Porg-200

Uses: The Porosimeter Porg-200 provides a modern state of the art measuring instrument that allows the student to go through the measurement process in a structured transparent method. This instruction-focused design allows the student to build on his basic knowledge of porosity. The instrument is based on Boyle's law and allows the student to make grain volume measurements on core plugs. This information combined with bulk volume data allows for the calculation of sample porosity. Features: Sample chamber, matrix cup (grain volume cell) for one-inch diameter samples, includes five calibrated disks for system calibration. Integrated pressure transducer, reference cell and gas flow manifold assembly Digital data read-out Thermometer Associated plumbing Manual and Excel spread sheet calculation template

Gas Permeameter Perg-200

Uses: The Gas Permeameter Perg-200 provides a modern state of the art measuring instrument that allows the student to go through the measurement process in a structured transparent method. This instruction-focused design allows the student to build on his basic knowledge of permeability. The instrument is based on Darcys law and allows the student to make permeability to gas measurements on core plugs. Features: Instruction Transparent

Liquid Permeameter Perl-200

Uses: The Liquid Permeameter Perl-200 is specifically designed to assist universities and other teaching institutions with the hands on instruction process. Features: The Liquid Permeameter Perl-200 provides a modern instruction focused measuring instrument that allows the student to go through the measurement process in structured transparent steps, allowing the student to build on his basic knowledge of permeability. The instrument is based on Darcy's law allowing the student to make permeability to liquid measurements on core plugs. The measured liquid permeability will be correct subject to one phase being present and no rock fluid interaction. The fluid for the purposes of Boyle's law is assumed to be incompressible.

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Routine Core Analysis - Rock Compressibility RCA-841 This instrument measures the changes in pore volume and bulk volume as a function of axial, radial, and pore pressures. Effective stress and simulated reservoir stress can be measured. The system uses Temcos patented Tri-Axial Type Core Holder for independent application of axial, radial and pore pressure. The change in pore pressure is measured as a function of stress and then the change in pore volume is directly measured with a high accuracy metering pump. Measurements can be made at reservoir temperature and pressure. The system is available with an optional computer data acquisition system and computer control loop for stepping the stress values. Product Images

ACES-100 Automated Centrifuge

Uses: ACES-100 Designed to apply increasing centrifugal force or the displacement of liquid from water saturated rock core samples. Centrifugal force is used to develop pressure differences at the interface of two immiscible fluids air and water or oil and water. Maximum speed, with rotor installed, is 20,000 RPM. Features: The complete system with all rotor options can perform drainage capillary pressure tests on 1" or 1-1/2" diameter samples with appropriate rotors installed.

Viscosity: Viscosity Measuring Site VM 30150

Measure viscosity of crude oils, other fluids and non-newtonian fluids acc. to DIN 53019 / ISO 3219 Absolute viscosity measurement from very low to very high viscosities Portable for -30 C to +150 C without additional cryostat In lab with recooler down to -45 C Very fast heating/cooling by thermoelectrical modules Vane sensor for measuring under pipeline conditions

SEDIMENTOLOGY

The Sedimentology and Sediment Geochemistry Labs These laboratories contain standard equipment for the routine analysis of lake cores including drying ovens, a muffle furnaces, a freeze drier, microscopes, centrifuges, water baths, balances, sieves, equipment for thin-section preparation, etc. In addition, there are facilities for the analysis of smear slides, thin-sections, organic matter and carbonate content, biogenic silica, etc. The Sedimentology Laboratory has an automated magnetic susceptibility track with a Bartington Susceptibility meter and a ME2EI sensor as well as a variety of loop sensors and a number of computers (Macintosh and PCs). There is a full spectrum light box and digital camera for archiving core features and for measuring grayscale and color changes.
Sieve grainsize

Description: Grainsize determinate as weight percentage by wet sieving. Process: Samples are wet sieved into their desired fractions, typically mud (<63 microns, sand (63-2000 microns) and gravel (>2000 microns). These are then dried, weighed and the fractions expressed as percentage mass. Uses: Grainsize distribution studies can be used to determine sediment transport patterns, sorting and energy of deposition, infer sediment porosity, calibrate submarine sonar, detect hydrocarbon seeps and establish surrogacy for benthic ecology. Sieved size fractions can undergo further

scientific analysis to determine more detailed geological, physical, chemical and biological properties specific to each fraction.
Laser grainsize

Description: Grainsize determination as volume percentage by laser diffraction. Process: Approximately one gram of sediment is dispersed in water and laser diffraction particle size analysis is used to calculate the volume percentage of particles in the sample. This is a highly precise method suitable for particles in the range of 0.02-2000 microns. Uses: Grainsize distribution studies can be used to determine sediment transport patterns, sorting and energy of deposition, infer sediment porosity, calibrate submarine sonar, detect hydrocarbon seeps and establish surrogacy for benthic ecology.

Laser particle size analyser Geoscience Australia

Laser grainsize analysis. Schematic illustrating laser diffraction configuration with red and blue light diffracting off the particulate sample shown in dark grey in the centre of the diagram. Malvern Instruments Ltd

Multi Sensor Core Logging (MSCL)

Description: A non-destructive analytical process measuring density (through gamma attenuation), magnetic susceptibility, and P-wave velocity properties of core samples. The unit incorporates a high resolution imaging system. Process: A conveyor system carries each core section past the required sensors which scan the core as it passes.The conveyor is driven by a stepper motor which can position a core to an accuracy of better than 0.5 millimetres. The computer controlling the conveyor also controls the sensors, so that all the data are automatically correlated. The computer also measures the length

of each core section. This allows the sections to follow sequentially, producing an unbroken stream of data. This system saves time by ensuring that the core sections continuously follow each other. This makes core logging a continuous, automated and uninterrupted process. The MSCL can handle core sections between 50 and 150 millimetres in diameter and 1.5 m long and can sample at intervals of 1 millimetre or greater. Uses: Core samples are collected on land or at sea by the hydrocarbon, mining and construction industries and additionally by the military. In research institutes they are now an essential part of climate studies. The cores come as exposed hard rock samples or as soft sediment encased in plastic sleeves. Correctly analysed, they can yield crucial information about the properties of rock or sedimentary strata. The hydrocarbon industry, for example, needs accurate data on the porosity, grain size, type and composition of the geology they are investigating, whereas the construction industry and the military may be interested in geotechnical properties such as pwave velocities, density and water content.

Multi sensor core logging Geoscience Australia


Other services, preparations and analysis Microscope Facility

We have a range of microscopes available for use, including field, compound and stereo microscopes. Please discuss your requirements with the laboratory manager.

Sample crushing and milling

Description: Samples can be crushed, ground and milled using: micro agate; micro stainless steel; large (80g) carbon steel ring; mortar and pestle; large ceramic ring, and large tungsten carbide mills.
Sample splitting

Description: Sample homogenisation with riffle splitters in a range of sizes.

Isotope and Organic Geochemistry


Summary
The Isotope and Organic Geochemistry Laboratory supports a range of research activities which contribute to improved understanding of Australia's petroleum resources. The research results are recorded in various databases and published in specialist reports. When applied by government agencies and exploration companies the results aid risk assessment and promotes exploratory investment; particularly in Australia's offshore jurisdiction. The laboratory also contributes to research in: marine environmental geoscience; investigating the extent of human impact on the coastal zone; carbon capture and storage and development of techniques in isotopic and organic geochemistry.
Equipment, Capabilities and Services:

Geochemistry lab: Mineral separation, rock digestion and rock extract analyses. Equipment includes 2 GC., 3 GC/MS, C&S analyser, HPLC and Particle Size Analyser. SEM: Scanning Electron Microscopy (using an ISI ABT-55) of rock samples both for research and teaching. Microprobe: 3 Microprobes used in quantitative analyses of rock samples.

The Isotope and Organic Geochemistry Laboratory is equipped with a range of modern analytical instruments, including: Agilent Mass Spectrometer 5975C MSD interfaced to a gas chromatograph GC 7890A This new model GC/MS instrument is used to analyse the organic compounds occurring in the crude oils and sediments and other samples. Enhanced sensitivity and capability of simultaneously scanning in full-scan and SIR modes enables to identify and quantify organic compounds more efficiently, especially low concentration biomarker compounds.

Agilent Mass Spectrometer 5975C MSD interfaced to a gas chromatograph GC 7890A Geoscience Australia Agilent Mass Spectrometer 5973 MSD interfaced to a gas chromatograph GC 6890 A GC/MS can be performed in either fullscan or SIR modes to identify the organic compounds occurring in the crude oils and sediments and other samples.

Agilent Mass Spectrometer 5973 MSD interfaced to a gas chromatograph GC 6890 Geoscience Australia Agilent gas chromatograph GC 6890 (gas only) This GC is equipped with FID and TCD and designed for gas composition analysis.

Agilent GC 6890 for gas analysis Geoscience Australia

2 x Agilent gas chromatograph GC 6890N These two GCs are used for compositional analysis of organic liquid samples. One is for various fractions, including saturates and aromatics. Another is used for whole oil samples, which can be without laboratory treatment.

Agilent GC 6890N for liquid samples analysis Geoscience Australia

Agilent GC 6890N with 7693 autosampler for whole oil analysis Geoscience Australia Agilent 7890A Gas Chromatograph for gas analysis This is newly purchased instrument equipped with methaniser-Flame Ionization Detector, which converts CO2 (and CO) to CH4 and hence increase in sensitivity by 100-fold. It is also equipped with Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD), a universal detector for major components, and Electron Capture Detector (ECD) with 1000-fold increase over current detection methods.

Agilent 7890A Gas Chromatograph Geoscience Australia Hewlett Packard HP 6890 gas chromatograph General use for liquid samples analysis.

Hewlett-Packard-HP-6890-gas Geoscience Australia Finnigan MAT 252 isotope ratio mass spectrometer This isotopic analytical system is equipped with Dual Inlet system, Trace GC and Flash EA (1112 Series). This instrument is currently used for GCIRMS carbon isotopic analysis for natural gases, and crude oils. A lot of organic carbon and nitrogen isotopic (and content) data have also been produced on the crude oils (fractions), kerogen, and marine and coastal sediments.

Finnigan MAT 252 isotope ratio mass spectrometer system Geoscience Australia Finnigan Delta Plus XL isotope ratio mass spectrometer: This isotopic analytical system is equipped Trace GC and Thermo Finnigan TC/EA. This instrument is currently used for hydrogen isotopic GC-IRMS analysis for natural gases, and crude oils. A lot of organic hydrogen isotopic (and content) data have also been produced on the crude oils (fractions), kerogen, and marine and coastal sediments.

Finnigan Delta Plus XL isotope ratio mass spectrometer system Geoscience Australia Dionex ASE 200 Accelerated Solvent Extractor: ASE 200 is a fast extraction system for soluble organic matter from powered rock samples.

Dionex ASE 200 Accelerated Solvent Extractor Geoscience Australia Rock-Eval 6 This Vinci Technology instrument is used for the analysis of kinetics, TOC content, oil generation and potential, maturity of source rocks.

Rock Eval 6 Geoscience Australia Geophysics Laboratory This facility has a variety of equipment for acquisition of geophysical data (seismic, gravity, magentic, ground penetrating radar, etc.) in the field, as well as a sophisticated suite of software for seismic data processing and analysis in the laboratory, which includes:

120-channel truck-mounted seismic reflection recording system 36-channel Strataview(TM) portable seismic recording system Portable seismic refraction system (12-channel) Bison (TM, Bison) Elastic Wave Generator Geophysical Workstation for seismic modeling Sun SPARCstation for seismic data processing ProMAX (TM, Landmark) interactive seismic reflection processing system

Three gravity meters (LaCoste-Romberg and Worden) Magnetic gradiometer system A brand-new Ground Penetrating Radar system (GPR) Resistivity meter Global Positioning System (differential)

Exploration Geophysics Field Equipment Laboratory


Field equipment for geophysical exploration at a variety of scales is maintained by a technician. Shotgun, hammer, and explosive sources can recorded on 10 or 100 Hz geophones and cables and the Geometrics 60-channel, 24-bit seismograph. The ground-penetrating radar system has 5 sets of antennae ranging from 12.5 to 200 MHz. Potential field techniques are supported by a Lacoste micro-gravimeter, a fluxgate magnetometer, and a VLF electromagnetic system. Surveying needs are supplied by a kinematic differential GPS (cm accuracy) system and several hand-held GPS units (~5 m accuracy).

COMPUTER SOFTWARE PROGRAMS 1. LESA- for log analysis and petrophysical needs 2. LandMark by Halliburton; Geological and geophysical suites including seismic processing & interpretation Reservoir Management Drilling and completions Production optimization

NB: it could be acquired as a University software grant program 3. Schlumberger Eclipse Petrel

4. Fekete (Reservoir engineering software suits) Production analysis and reservoir evaluation Well test Rate transient analysis Wellbore optimization Pressure Transient analysis

5. Opendtech For seismic processing & interpretation

NB: landmark is preferred to this. This is can be acquired by grant too. 6. Frapro For hydraulic fracturing stimulation software.

NB: it could be acquired through grant from the manufacture 7. Oil field Manager