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DCM

The Dielectric Constant Measurement technique (DCM) is a fast, easy and cheap method to determine the amount of swellable clay minerals within a sample and indirectly the angle of internal friction. This knowledge is of crucial importance for drilling progress, wellbore and caprock stability, as well as the frackability of unconventionals, because the presence of clay minerals with interstitial water lowers the strength of a rock significantly.

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Gesteinslabor takes mentorship in Imperial Barrel Award

For the first time in its company history Gesteinslabor takes part as mentor in the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) - the famous AAPG competition which allows students worldwide to make real life experiences in oil field exploration.

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Gesteinslabor does numerous strength tests for NAGRA

In September Gesteinslabor was awarded by NAGRA with UCS, Brazilian and triaxial tests on neighbouring rocks of the Opalinus Clay - the rock which will host Switzerland's future facilities for nuclear waste disposal. The testing program commenced in November.

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