Upstream solutions for understanding reservoir behavior

Downstream materials analysis for operational efficiencies

ZEISS Solutions for the Oil & Gas Industry

Addressing multi-scale, multi-physics challenges from exploration to the pump

The flow of oil and gas through subsurface reservoirs is governed by the scale of the tiny, tortuous pathways in the rock through which flow occurs. While frequently the fundamental pore, grain and mineralogical structures can be understood at these tiny scales, this often comes at the expense of a field of view representative of real geological structures. These structures can exhibit heterogeneity ranging from the kilometer to the nanometer scales.

The ZEISS portfolio of light, X-ray, electron and ion microscopes is uniquely capable of solving these multiscale and multi-physics challenges, fusing, integrating and correlating data together and even observing reservoir processes directly in situ. This enables, for the first time, all pore scale information to be acquired based on macroscopic heterogeneity, and all the resulting insights to be directly and quantitatively upscaled to the core plug and whole core scales.

Additionally, our advanced imaging systems have supported your downstream operations and products analysis for decades, maximizing operational efficiencies for improved economies, from refinery to pump.

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ZEISS provides the broadest portfolio of imaging solutions to visualize, characterize and quantify the properties and processes of your natural resources.

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Core Analysis

Pore scale modeling and simulation have developed into a crucial workflow for the oil industry with petrophysical properties computed using known fluid properties and a 3D representation of pore structure


Rock Characterization

Complex subsurface systems, particularly unconventional resources, are dominated by nanoscale pore structures such as organic hosted porosity, complex pyritization and inter/intragranular microporosity.


Mineralogical Analysis

Quantitative and 3D mineralogy to understand mineralogical heterogeneity


Downstream Materials Analysis

Advanced Imaging Systems to Support your Downstream Operations and Products Analysis


Your Complete Microscopy Solution for Oil & Gas


for Oil & Gas Applications

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