Chevron Imaging Lab now open in Richardson Building

2014 Chevron Lab opening

From left to right: Vanessa Ndonhong, Bill Hunter, Johannes Alvarez, Dan Hill, Katherine Banks, Shariq Yosufzai, David Schechter, Glenn Weckerlin, and Francisco Tovar.

The Chevron Corporation and the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 22 for the newly established Chevron Petrophysical Imaging Laboratory at Texas A&M University.  Dean Katherine Banks, Department Head Dan Hill, and Associate Professor and Lab Director David Schechter, as well as representatives from Chevron, including Shariq Yosufzai (Vice President, Global Offices of Diversity and Ombuds Executive Sponsor for the TAMU Partnership), Glenn Weckerlin (Manager, University Associations), Bill Hunter (Portfolio Manager for University Affairs), and Niccole Boswell (Diversity and Veterans Recruiting Specialist) attended the ceremony.

The Chevron Petrophysical Imaging Laboratory has a state of the art Toshiba Aquilion RXL CT Scanner with 3D advanced visualization software.  The scanner is a high-precision instrument that can measure the porosity, fluid density and changes in saturation in core samples and enhanced oil recovery flood experiments such as water, gas or CO2 flooding. It can also be used to visualize natural fractures in core samples and wormhole propagation in cores exposed to acid treatments. 

Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, California.