Rock & Materials Testing
For hydrocarbon and energy project planning, operators need accurate characterization of underground formation properties for decision-making. As a global leader in rock and soil mechanics, RESPEC’s engineering team is a combined force of integrated backgrounds in geosciences. World-renowned for its service to hydrocarbon and energy companies, RESPEC’s specialized rock testing and research support the complete characterization of a rock’s physical composition as well as data about its mechanical, hydrological, and thermal behavior.
With unrivaled Materials Testing Laboratory evaluations and field analysis, supported by advanced computer-based modeling, our team has a primary goal of providing accurate data that increases certainty in subsurface evaluations. Since 1969, we’ve met the unique needs of oil and gas clients, government agencies, national laboratories, engineering firms, architects, and mining companies.
RESPEC’s state-of-the-art Materials Testing Laboratory and facilities have over 10,000 square feet of monitored, secure, and environmentally controlled floor space to ensure accurate data when preparing samples and testing rock. We conduct standardized testing according to the methods recommended by ASTM International, the International Society of Rock Mechanics, and the American Petroleum Institute. RESPEC’s additional facilities include its Thermal Properties Laboratory, Mechanical and Hydrological Properties Laboratory, Metrology Laboratory, Wet Laboratory, Specimen Preparation Shop, Core Logging Laboratory, and Core Storage.
Our capabilities include thermal properties measurements, mechanical and hydrological properties measurements, rock/fluid interaction studies, constitutive model development, specialty specimen preparation, customized testing, and brine mineralogy insoluble content.
With a long history of technical success in creating the safest, most innovative solutions in energy, RESPEC’s rock mechanics team uses the highest levels of theory, observation, and expertise to solve the industry’s most challenging problems.