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VSG and Xradia sign joint partnership on 3D imaging and analysis solution

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VSG, Visualization Sciences Group, and Xradi have signed an OEM partnership agreement. Xradia will offer VSG's Avizo Fire software for 3D visualisation and analysis used in conjunction with its 3D X-ray imaging solutions.

The offering enables fast analysis and modelling of Xradia’s 3D imaging solutions for computed tomography at true submicron and nanometer levels of resolution, combining the best in-class solutions by both companies. This combination enables and facilitates a wide range of research, engineering and industrial applications. For example, in the oil and gas industry, X-ray CT-derived 3D segmented pore structures of rocks are used as the base grid systems for applying digital rock physics modelling of static and dynamic rock properties including porosities, permeabilities, multi-phase relative permeabilities and capillary pressures. These properties are essential for resource assessment and for production design and optimisation of oil and gas assets.

According to Dr Avrami Grader, chief scientist at Ingrain Rocks, 'Rock and fluid transport properties are used by the oil and gas industry for field scale models that predict recovery factors and production schedules that define the economics of resource development. Traditional physical measurements of these properties can be time consuming, and in some cases impossible to carry out. The ability to perform digital rock physics or virtual core analysis enables us to provide our clients with much needed data in a cost effective manner and in weeks instead of months. Our Xradia/Avizo Fire solution provides tremendous support in creating accurate, efficient workflows for challenging reservoir environments. The superior level of physics, mathematics, computer science, and mechanics of the Xradia and VSG products and the technical collaboration between the three companies have allowed us to focus our efforts on delivering core analysis products to our clients with the same rigour.'