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ZEISS Mineralogic Reservoir Characterizes Petrographic Minerals in Multi-Scale

ZEISS has introduced an automated mineralogy system - ZEISS Mineralogic Reservoir that offers comprehensive quantitative information related to exploration studies and reservoir characteristics.

Organic maceral types mapped within a core sample and arranged in size classes. Digitally mapped by ZEISS Mineralogic Reservoir.

The system also evaluates porosity, gas and oil products and other organic compounds. It is designed based on the requirements of the natural resources sector by combining ZEISS' product range in automated mineralogy, image analysis and sample analysis workflows.

Complex mineral reservoirs, both unconventional and conventional, carbonate, sandstone, mudstones and tight shales necessitate a thorough understanding for improved resource optimization and risk management. However, the Mineralogic Reservoir marks a step forward in resource characterization.

It offers desired outputs related to the specific industry in the lab itself by integrating high resolution SEM image analysis and quantitative EDX for the first time. Multi-scale correlative workflow is a key component of advanced data layering, and it enables heterogenic quantification of petrographic minerals from the centimeter scale down to the nanometer level.

Mineralogic Reservoir offers extended solutions to the industry by analyzing the recovery models and oil plants in a more eco-friendly manner. It provides real-time output with high throughput and productivity in a short span of time. Mineral classification using this system ensures accurate results in no time.

The ability to quantify petrophysics over multiple length scales has long been a requirement from the oil and gas community. Mineralogic Reservoir provides scientists further data to unravel the multi-scale imaging challenge from nano-scale porosity to centimeter scale mineral mapping.

Allister McBride, Director of Product Marketing at ZEISS

The Zeiss Mineralogic reservoir is available on a number of laboratory platforms from field emission, conventional techniques to ion beam electron microscopes with an option of comparing data with X-ray and optical datasets.

Video available: Introducing ZEISS Mineralogic Reservoir for automated petrophysical analysis

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