Meso scale facilities

Core flooding evaluation system

Core flooding evaluation system

Capabilities 

  • Sample Size: 25 to 38 mm dia
  • Sample Length: 50 to 1300mm long
  • Lateral Stress= 40 MPa
  • Injection Pressure= 40MPa
  • Temperature= 150 0C
  • AE and P & S waves

Applications

  • Shale Gas
  • Coal Seam gas
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Relative permeability measurements
  • Multiphase flow analysis
  • Material testing – high acidic environment

High pressure test rigs

High pressure test rigs

Capabilities

  • Sample Size: 38 to 75 mm dia
  • Sample Length: 76 to 150 mm long
  • Lateral Stress= 100 MPa
  • Injection Pressure= 70 MPa
  • Axial Stress= 200 – 2000kN
  • Temperature= 150 0C
  • AE and P & S waves
  • Total of 5 rigs available

Applications

  • Ideal for multi-stage or single-stage hard rock
  • Two-phase (water-gas) or three-phase (oil-water-gas)
  • With different combinations of compressed air–water–gaseous CO2, liquid CO2and supercritical CO2 (ScCO2)
  • Hydro-fracturing
  • Foam fracturing
  • Non-viscous fluid fracturing
    Nuclear waste applications

Deep geothermal testing facility

Deep geothermal testing facility

Capabilities

  • Sample Size: 22.5 to 40 mm dia
  • Sample Length: 45 to 80 mm long
  • Lateral Stress= 200 MPa
  • Injection Pressure= 100MPa
  • Axial Stress= 2000kN
  • Temperature= 450 0C
  • Simulation up to 5km deep
  • AE and P & S waves

Applications

  • Deep geothermal energy recoveries
  • Hot dry rocks applications
  • Fluid-heat flow systems
  • Hydro-fracturing
  • Heat flow measurements
  • Nuclear waste applications
  • High pressure High temperature applications

Oil/Gas Sand Production

Oil-Gas sand production

Capabilities

  • Sample Size: 25mmx225mmx225mm
  • Pressure= 25kPa
  • Multiphase flow (brine+oil or water+oil)

Applications

  • Sand management methods
  • To study the sand production phenomena
  • Sand carvings
  • Wellbore stability
    Screen sizes (1, 2, 3, 4mm)