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Applied Geology Laboratory

Applied Geology
The AGL has the ability to perform testing ranging from basic petrographic and routine core analysis to advanced evaluations such as relative permeability and porosity distribution. Its diverse team of engineers and geologists work to provide solutions relevant to the petroleum industry.


  • Uniaxial compression
  • Triaxial compression
  • Consolidation/constant rate of strain testing
  • Special mechanical testing


  • Fluid analysis
  • Optical mineralogy/thin-section preparation and analysis
  • Batch reaction exposure studies


  • Porosity/bulk volume/grain volume/grain density
  • Core gamma
  • Permeability
  • Relative permeability
  • Optical profilometry