Careful cutting and preservation of caprock starts at the rig floor. Caprock core is different from oil sands core due to its high sensitivity to aggressive handling. Our specially-trained core technicians are skilled at these delicate tasks.
Collected core can freeze during winter transportation and may dry out in conventional storage; both cases can alter its physical properties completely. As a result, caprock core must be handled by specialized core handlers. After the successful retrieval, the caprock core is transported using our specially-designed environmentally-controlled transport unit to BGES’ dedicated lab in Calgary for processing and storage.