Services Offered by the Department of Chemical Engineering:
PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE GEOMECHANICS LABORATORY
Our aim is to provide professional geomechanical research and services to the public and industry, both locally and regionally, utilizing state of the art innovation and cutting–edge technology. Our facilities can carry out geomechanics and reservoir characterization (permeability and porosity) at reservoir conditions up to 8 km's depth. The facilities are very highly specialized, have a unique setup, and is the only one existing in this region (Caribbean, Central and South America).
1. Plug sampling from consolidated and unconsolidated rocks (well core and outcrop)
2. Plug preparation/cleaning
Geomechanical Tests (*Tests 1 to 11 can be conducted at temperatures up to 200°C.)
We produce high-quality polished thin-sections (for petrographic studies) for the industrial and academic sectors based on their requirements and objectives.Our laboratory equipment sourced from VINCI Technologies are the most advanced currently available equipment for thin-section preparation of geological rock samples and cores. Our equipment allows for a smooth process from high-precision sample cutting and trimming of rock billets to grinding and polishing of the thin-sections.
Rock Billet and Thin-section preparation
1. Rock impregnation with resin
2. Rock to glass bonding using bonding jig
3. Rock slicing using diamond blade saw
4. Precision lapping and polishing of samples