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We offer advanced tools for geological exploration and analysis. Our selection includes cutting-edge gamma scanners and core photography systems, essential for accurately identifying mineral compositions and capturing detailed visual records of core samples. Gamma scanning equipment provides invaluable data on radioactive element concentrations, it is crucial for mapping subsurface geology and locating valuable mineral deposits. Meanwhile, our core photography setups utilize white light and ultraviolet imaging to reveal distinct mineralogical features and hydrocarbon presence, enhancing the accuracy of oil and gas exploration. These tools are designed to deliver precision and reliability, ensuring that each core sample’s intricate details are meticulously documented and analyzed.

Digital Photography • Core Studio
Digital Photography • Core Studio

The Core Studio is the imaging device indispensable to photographing drill cores under White Light and Ultra Violet Light. The Blackbox studio, supported by a core ranking structure that can accommodate up to 35 meters of core. The whole setup is controlled by a specific software that allows, in its full version, the control of the camera/light system, data management and the opportunity to edit a final report. The Core Studio delivers fast high-resolution results and it is perfectly suited for both laboratory and wellsite environments.

Digital Photography • Core Studio 360º

The Core Studio 360° is a considerable improvement of the standard Core Studio model. The benefit of this version consists on a brand new system developed by Geofactory and his partners. This new improvement allows to take a continuous photo on the full circumference core sample whether on WH & UV light exposure. The Core Studio 360° is fully automated as the core sample is set on a rotating system especially designed with a surface treatment to minimize & avoid any mechanical stress on the core sample just in case the sample is relatively fractured or fragile. The new intuitive software interface allows the operator to monitor & manage efficiently the acquisition of the data. The operator still keep the full possibility to adapt the core sample angular rotation, as well as the shooting speed. The software produces a separate photo report on multiple supports. The Core Studio 360° is designed to be suitable for both laboratory and wellsite operations

Digital Photography • Cuttings Studio (WH/UV)
Digital Photography • Cuttings Studio (WH/UV)

The Cuttings Studio is an imaging device to photograph drill cuttings under White Light and Ultra Violet Light (365nm & 254nm) . Fully automatized, it delivers in less than four minutes and high-resolution results (7μm per pixel) of 10 samples intervals.

Digital Photography • Smart Studio
Digital Photography • Smart Studio

The Smart Studio is designed to process a quick record of the samples shooting 1 core per picture under UV and WH lights. Perfect for onsite environment and for data archiving.

Spectrometer • Gamma Ray
Spectrometer • Gamma Ray

The gamma spectrum analyser is designed to analyse crushed rock (minimum 100 gr). Floor standing and easy to operate, in 5 min this instrument will analyse the Uranium, Thorium and Potassium content of the geological sample.

Spectrometer • Portable Gamma Ray

Geofactory offers a gamma-ray spectrometry for geological core logging. This BGO 2”X 2” crystal detector and lead shielding should be used for focused measurement of cores or for stratigraphic measurements. Using internal constants based on IAEA traceable calibration pads, the Portable Gamma Logger can compute precise rock concentration of K (%), U and Th (ppm). Results are displayed immediately after the end of measurements. They will be stored in the instrument and/or sent to appropriate external devices via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. It also uses an advanced method of automatic stabilization on natural background radiation throughout its operation. This unique stabilization method eliminates the need for an additional radioactive check source. Specific software for Coring industry is included.

Why do we conduct core photography in geological analysis?

Core photography is a critical part of the core analysis process in both the mining and oil & gas industries. There are two primary reasons why core photography, including both white light and ultraviolet (UV) imaging, is conducted:

  1. White Light Photography: Regular core photography under white light provides a visual record of the rock core that can be analyzed to identify different mineralogical features, lithologies, structures, and any alterations. This visual documentation is essential because it offers a permanent record that can be revisited for further inspection without the need for physical samples, which may degrade over time.
  2. Ultraviolet (UV) Photography: UV core photography is particularly valuable in the oil and gas industry because certain hydrocarbons fluoresce when exposed to UV light. This allows for the easy identification of oil-bearing zones within the core. UV imaging can also be used to detect minerals such as scheelite, which are fluorescent and are useful for mapping the distribution of mineral oil and other fluorescing minerals.

 

What is the significance of gamma-ray scanning in geological studies?

The significance of gamma-ray scanning in geological studies is multifaceted. It’s a pivotal tool used to measure the natural radioactivity emanating from subsurface formations, notably from potassium, thorium, and uranium. These elements are key indicators of rock types and are particularly useful in mineral exploration to pinpoint potential deposits of value. The data from gamma-ray logs are instrumental in stratigraphic correlation, facilitating a more nuanced understanding of geological formations across different well sites. Given potassium is a major element in clay minerals, these logs are also indispensable in quantifying the clay content of rocks, which is crucial for evaluating their porosity and permeability — both critical factors in assessing reservoir quality. In the oil and gas sector, gamma-ray readings serve as a guide to identifying hydrocarbon-rich zones, as these tend to present lower levels of gamma radiation compared to non-hydrocarbon-bearing strata. Consequently, gamma-ray scanning serves as a key non-destructive exploration method that informs both the mining and energy sectors.

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