Core Capabilities - Bindley Bioscience Center - Purdue University

Core Capabilities

Routine Core Analysis

  • General core description and petrology of thin sections
  • Core preparation — core plug drilling and trimming
  • Fluid saturation and core cleaning
  • Gas and fluid permeability measurements

Special Core Analysis

  • Core flood at reservoir condition
  • Unsteady state water-oil relative permeability analysis
  • Reservoir rock wettability studies by Amott indices
  • Reservoir rock capillary studies

Reservoir Fluid Analysis

  • Reservoir water geochemistry analysis
  • Crude oil acid and base number determination
  • Viscosity measurement of reservoir fluids and other chemicals
  • Ultra-low interfacial studies of immiscible fluids

Chemical Analysis and Modifications

  • Surfactant and polymer study
  • Static and dynamic adsorption study

EOR Method Evaluation

  • Chemical EOR method evaluations (SP, ASP, P)
  • Water flooding (low salinity)


Rituraj Borgohain
Enhanced Oil Recovery Lab Manager
Phone: (765) 496-0486

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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