We at imago are always looking for new opportunities to extract value from the core our clients are processing. With the advent of 3D printing, there has been a plethora of 3d scanners introduced to the market at very low prices. Curious to understand what level of detail could be captured by one of these scanners we acquired the structure.io scanner:
Our results indicate that it is possible to detect the edges of the core boxes and the core blocks from a scan. To a lesser degree we can pickup fractures in the core. We are excited to learn that a new affordable lidar scanner http://scanse.io/ will soon be available. This scanner should significantly improve resolution.
With higher resolutions we believe we will be able to automate the splicing of core runs out of core images and nominate core block for users to assign downhole depth in our catalog. Look forward to your comments below on how we can use the information collected from these scanners and our technology to add value to your projects.