Scientific Research Laboratory of the X-Ray Computed Tomography researches the structure of rock formation, minerals, pore space, paleontological remains, modeling of filtration processes and material quality control.
Presentation of the scientific research laboratory
Computed tomography is a method that gives opportunity to register and analyze the inner structure of the object without damaging structure and integrity. This method was offered by Godfrey Hounsfield and Allan Cormack in 1972. They won the Nobel Prize for the work.
The method is based on measuring and complex computer processing of X-ray radiation attenuation difference depending on density changes and atomic composition of material. X-Rays, passing through the sample, loose their power in proportion to the density and then they are recorded on the detector matrix. As a result we have an X-ray image. Rotating the sample through a full 360 gives us a great number of such images. The program converts these images into the three dimensional computer model.
Today micro-tomographic researches help to achieve many geological objectives. These researches are basis for creating three dimensional computer models for reservoir rocks and they help to create petrophysical models to show what proceed in the reservoirs rocks.