Facilities

Small Scale Laboratory Drilling Rig:

 

Large Scale Laboratory Drilling Rig:

 

Coring Rig:

 

Grinder, for specimens preparation:

 

Geomechanics Frame, for strength estimation:

 

Kick Detection Flow System:

 

AE test setup:


Acoustic emissions are monitored during the drill-off test. Four Panametrics P-wave sensors are placed symmetrically around the cylindrical rock sample. The central frequency of P-wave sensors is 1.14 MHz with working bandwidth from 0.65 to 1.63 MHz at -6 dB attenuation. Four PAC 2/4/6 preamplifiers are then utilized with 20 dB gain for amplifying signals. Analogue signals are sampled at 10 MHz by one CompuScope 8280 A/D board.

 

Contact

Research

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000