if a core is worth taking, it's worth logging....

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.

Tony Bosley joins Geotek to head up Sales and Marketing

Geotek is pleased to announce that Tony has joined the team as Sales and Marketing Director. Tony’s role will encompass supporting and driving the continued sales growth in the business for core analysis instruments and service.

Tony has 25 years experience and broad knowledge of analytical instrumentation with recent experience in NMR for rock core analysis.

Tony commented “this is a very exciting time to join Geotek as the company is growing fast with the introduction of several key new products and technologies, there will be many opportunities ahead in both its traditional academic and research markets as well as a strongly growing presence in the industrial sector for oil, gas and mining applications”.

Tony is contactable through the website or by email directly; tony@geotek.co.uk

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