Low-field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) relaxometry and diffusion measurements provide fluid properties, the geometric environment of fluids in porous media, and are influenced by the wetting behaviour of saturating fluids. This allows for the estimation of key physical quantities controlling multi-phase fluid flow and reservoir performance in porous rocks. The laboratory is well suited to quantify physical properties in the context of geochemical or geomechanical change as occurs in geostorage and geoenergy applications.
Work performed in the NMR laboratory relate to our geoenergy and transformative technology flagships. The laboratory works in coordination with the Petrophysics Laboratory and Micro-CT Laboratory, enabling a strong integrated approach to petrophysical property interpretation by combining experiment and simulation.