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Geotek will be exhibiting at ISFOG 2015 in Oslo, Norway next week. Visit us at Booth 3 to discuss Multi-Sensor Core Logging (MSCL), X-Ray Radiography and CT, and Methane Hydrate Sampling and Analysis.

Geotek at The Society of Core Analysts 2014 meeting

Geotek exhibited at The Society of Core Analysts 2014 meeting France this month.

The meeting was an excellent opportunity for Geotek to show our growing range of products and services offered within the field of core analysis. Geotek launched a new range of XRF core scanning systems at the show along side our new contract Core Logging and Analysis Services for the Oil and Gas sector.

The SCA 2014 was well attended by delegates from across the world who visited the historic city of Avignon.

The 2015 SCA meeting will be held in Abu Dhabi during October next year.

MSCL container for Weatherford in Brazil

Geotek has signed a contract with Weatherford for provision of logging services to Vale in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. We prepared a containerised laboratory housing a multi-sensor core logging (MSCL) system configured for rock core logging. It has gamma density, electrical resistivity, magnetic susceptibility and natural gamma sensors installed.

Geotek Staff Quentin Huggett and Sally Marine travelled to Brazil to set up the equipment and to train staff contracted by Weatherford in how to run the MSCL. In order to optimise efficiency during the training process, initial training was carried out at the Weatherford laboratories at Xerem. The container was then transferred to the Vale rock core repository (Exploraçao Mineral de Ferrosos) near Belo Horizonte where the final setting up and training was carried out.

Geotek's longest gas hydrate drilling expedition completed for Chinese in Summer 2013

Geotek provided a comprehensive core analysis program on board the Fugro vessel REM Etive as part of a second Chinese Gas Hydrate expedition in the South China Sea. Expedition GMGS2 began in Shekou on the 2nd of June with a preliminary logging while drilling (LWD) phase and ended over 3 months later after 2 coring legs on the the 10th of September. Geotek provided a comprehensive suite of non-pressure core analysis equipment that included thermal infrared imaging, X-ray imaging, and whole core MSCL-S measurements prior to core splitting. After splitting, the cores were imaged and then subjected to split core logging which included XRF measurements. Geochemistry measurements concentrated on pore water and gas analysis to determine the concentration and nature of gas hydrates in the sediment sequences. PCATS (Pressure Core analysis and Transfer System) and PCATS Triaxial were deployed to assess the nature of the pressure cores in detail. A team of 13 Geotek personnel (!) on the coring legs worked with a team of scientists, primarily from Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS), to process the cores as they were recovered from the multiple sites that were drilled. The overall results from this expedition are expected to be made public in the near future. Meanwhile all the Geotek containerised laboratories have arrived back at our facilities in Daventry and are being made ready for the next gas hydrate adventure... wherever it may be.

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