Industry leading core-to-pore image analysis

Integrated rock analysis provides the link between downhole measurements and physical properties of the reservoir, including those that control fluid flow. This information can be used to improve well placement, wellbore management, completion design, and recovery rates.

Ingrain, a Halliburton service, has led the market with commercial-scale workflows for integrated rock analysis in core, plugs, sidewall cores, cuttings, rock chips, and thin sections. We provide these services worldwide with laboratories in South America and the Middle East.

 CoreHD® Dual Energy CT
CoreHD® Dual Energy CT

Digital innovation

We combine state-of-the-art digital imaging, computational fluid dynamics, and physical laboratory measurements to deliver and upscale routine and special core analysis properties in an accelerated timeframe. Our digital imaging technology includes methods for dual energy CT, micro- and nano-CT, and focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM). This technology produces images and data that are used to define static and dynamic rock properties, which can be upscaled from pore to core scale and then integrated with well logs. 

We are pioneering workflows for sample preparation and imaging of whole/slabbed cores, plugs, sidewall cores, cuttings, rock chips, and thin section micrographs, down to the pore scale. Ingrain, a Halliburton service, will accommodate special imaging protocols and sample-preparation requests from our customers. 

2 Labs

South America and Middle East


Sampling reduction with CorePoint®

1 nm

Multi-resolution imaging from 300 μm to 1 nm


More than 35 patents in Digital Rock Analysis


  • Incorporate ideal pore scale imaging technology for tight mudrock formations and complex reservoirs, such as mature fields, highly altered carbonates, or tight gas sands 
  • Inspect digital plug analogs to avoid non-representative features in core analysis
  • Use cuttings, low recovery sidewall cores, highly degraded legacy core, or irregular rock samples to derive subsurface insight
  • Optimize screen mesh size, better define particle sorting, evaluate impacts of acid treatments and perforation efficiency, or study cement integrity during curing with our advanced imaging laboratory


  • 3D multi-resolution imaging with macro- and micro-computed tomography, from 0.3 mm to 0.6 microns 
  • 2D and 3D scanning electron microscopy down to 5 nm  
  • Machine-learning-based sample selection and upscaling
  • Sample preparation using laser mills and ion beam coating

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