CSIRO Petroleum’s Rock Mechanics Laboratory undertakes research and testing for exploration, development and production scenarios in the oil industry as well as for geological storage of carbon dioxide.
Accurate determination of rock mechanical properties can improve exploration, drilling and completion design and reservoir management. Ultimate benefits to industry include optimising well siting, maximising production and recovery, and minimising down-time and reservoir loss.
Laboratory testing is the only direct way to acquire mechanical properties of rocks. Our laboratory is equipped to measure the mechanical and ultrasonic properties of rocks under in-situ conditions of stress, pore pressure and temperature.
Photographer : Darryl Peroni on July 11 2008.
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<table style="border:1px solid;padding:2px; width:310px;" ><tr><td><a href="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/11125/"><img src="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/images/embed/300_200_SN12143.jpg" width="300" alt="The high pressure triaxial cell for measuring rock strength" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0; border: 0px;"></a><br/><a href="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/11125/">The high pressure triaxial cell for measuring rock strength</a><br />by CSIRO</td></tr></table>
The high pressure triaxial cell for measuring rock strength