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.
Determination of capillary threshold pressure using hydrogen gas
Gesteinslabor has successfully completed the development of a new test rig to determine the capillary threshold pressure with hydrogen.
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