Work starts to build new Hg-injection laboratory - the plans are for it to open by Mid-Feb 2013.
Dr Ida Shafagh starts a post-doc working in the petrophysics of low permeability rocks within the Wolfson laboratory.
10 X-ray transparent coreholders for 1 inch plugs are delivered.
Statoil join FAULTPROP
50 X-ray transparent coreholders for 1.5 inch plugs are delivered.
Wintershall join FAULTPROP
Order placed for Hg-injection porosimeter capable of measuring injection pressures at reservoir stress conditions
Javed Haneef started PhD in fault rock petrophysics.
ConocoPhillips join FAULTPROP
Paul Glover appointed Professor of Petrophysics.
Abdul Majeed Shar starts PhD in fault rock petrophysics.
Shell join FAULTPROP
New Ergotech triaxial cell installed that will allow us to measure static and dynamic elastic properties at temperatures of up to 200C and confining pressrues of >10,000 psi.
Refurbishment work now completed to provide two temperature controlled rooms that will enhance our low permeability core analysis work.
Oxford Instruments NMR installed in Wolfson Lab - this will allow rapid measurement of T2 following brine permeability measurements.
Ergotech velocity analysis equipment installed - this will allow us to measure Vp, Vp at confining pressures of up to 10,000psi. It will also allow us to measure the static elastic properties of samples.
Wolfson laboratory is awarded 300,000 GBP from the Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment Grant, along with matching funding the the University of Leeds this will allow us to expand the Wolfson laboratory and build a temperature controlled area to allow us to measure the permeability of ultralow permeability rocks (<10 nD).
BHP are first sponsor to join FAULTPROP