Oxford Instruments Continues to Develop Industry Leading NMR Core Analysers for the Oil and Gas Sector

Oxford Instruments and Green Imaging Technologies are pleased to announce the introduction of GeoSpec2+, the latest evolution of the renowned GeoSpec range of NMR core analysers.

The two companies have combined their world leading NMR knowledge and experience to once again advance NMR measurement capabilities in the oil and gas sector.

GeoSpec2+ from Oxford Instruments

More capability, less space

The GeoSpec2+ features a completely new compact electronics console with upgraded performance and a new suite of monitoring and diagnostic software. This means that users now have better than ever control over the quality and traceability of their results.

The operational software has also been upgraded, with improved facilities for advanced users to define their own protocols and applications, so in-house methods can be developed and implemented easily on other sites.

Expanded range of models

The GeoSpec range of analysers now comprises industry standard 2MHz units (accommodating a range of sample sizes from half inch to 6 inches diameter), 12MHz units for increased sensitivity when working with low porosity samples and 20MHz instruments for the best short echo performance allowing even the tightest rocks to be analysed.

A dedicated overburden cell (the P5 Cell) is available for most models. The P5 Cell provides NMR users with the technology to pressurise rock core samples up to 5,000 psi and heat them to 100°C, allowing them to make measurements as close to reservoir conditions as possible.

Barry Jones, Director of Sales & Marketing at Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance, said:

“This latest evolution of the GeoSpec range demonstrates the commitment of Oxford Instruments and Green Imaging Technologies to maintaining the GeoSpec as the NMR core analyser of choice for industry and academic users worldwide.”

From basic core analysis to advanced methods

All GeoSpec models are delivered complete with LithoMetrix software which controls and monitors the instrument and carries out basic petrophysical measurements such as porosity, free/bound fluids, pore size distributions and T2 cutoff.

Advanced GIT Systems software is also available for the measurement of saturation profiles, spatially located T2 distributions, capillary pressure, and further research applications. So whatever your needs in NMR core analysis, there is a GeoSpec hardware and software combination to suit.

About Oxford Instruments

Oxford Instruments designs, supplies and supports high-technology tools and systems with a focus on research and industrial applications. It provides solutions needed to advance fundamental physics research and its transfer into commercial nanotechnology applications.

Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments’ growth and success for over 50 years, and its strategy is to effect the successful commercialisation of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion.

The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University over fifty years ago, Oxford Instruments is now a global company with over 1900 staff worldwide and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (OXIG). Its objective is to be the leading provider of new generation tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors.

This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature, high magnetic field and ultra-high vacuum environments, Nuclear and Electron Magnetic Resonance, X-ray, electron and optical based metrology, and advanced growth, deposition and etching.

Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of our world through science and technology. Its products, expertise, and ideas address global issues such as energy, environment, security and health.

About Green Imaging Technologies

Green Imaging Technologies (GIT) is committed to providing innovative solutions for lab-based analysis of rock core via Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). GIT’s products and services offer fast, accurate, non-destructive analysis of rock core samples used by the oil and gas industry in exploration and reservoir characterization.

Beginning with a patented capillary pressure measurement technique in 2005, GIT has the goal of making NMR core analysis more accessible and expanding the analysis that can be done with NMR. GIT's product offerings have evolved and expanded to include a full suite of routine and advanced core analysis tools.  A culture of continual innovation has driven the company to be the industry leader in NMR core analysis.

Green Imaging Technologies also offer commercial testing services which allow clients to take advantage of a unique suite of non-destructive testing protocols without setting up their own lab. The GIT team are experts in NMR rock core analysis ensuring clients get the best data possible from their core.  Visit www.greenimaging.com for more information on GIT's products and services.


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