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November 2012

New website goes live, including a search engine to navigate through the sample results

January 2012

Order placed for Hg-injection porosimeter capable of measuring injection pressures at reservoir stress conditions

October 2011

Paul Glover appointed Professor of Petrophysics

December 2010

New Ergotech triaxial cell installed that will allow us to measure static and dynamic elastic properties at temperatures of up to 200°C and confining pressrues of >10,000 psi.

November 2010

Aurelian Energy join PETGAS project

December 2009

Refurbishment work now completed to provide two temperature controlled rooms that will enhance our low permeability core analysis work.

March 2009

Oxford Instruments NMR installed in Sorby Lab - this will allow rapid measurement of T2 following brine permeability measurements.

February 2009

BP sign contract to join PETGAS

February 2009

Ergotech velocity analysis equipment installed - this will allow us to measure Vp, Vp at confining pressures of up to 10,000psi. It will also allow us to measure the static elastic properties of samples.

December 2008

Wolfson laboratory is awarded £300,000 from the Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment Grant, along with matching funding the the University of Leeds this will allow us to expand the Sorby laboratory and build a temperature controlled area to allow us to measure the permeability of ultralow permeability rocks (<10 nD).

December 2008

Final contract signed with original sponsors (BG, EBN, Shell, Wintershall) - PETGAS officially starts