Oil & Gas

Equipment used:

TIMA - Mineral Analyzer

The TESCAN TIMA is based either on MIRA Schottky field emission or VEGA thermal emission scanning electron microscope. Special VEGA column design...


Oil & Gas is a specific field of applied geology combining methodical approaches of economic and structural geology with methods of mineralogy, paleontology and sedimentology. The scanning electron microscopy is being deployed for reservoir rock characterization from many viewpoints. It can be the mineralogical point of view to assess the composition of mineral grains and binding cement.  The SEM also allows to identify fossils as a paleontological tool. The SEM combined with focused ion beam technique assists geologists to evaluate the porosity of bituminous matter in gas shales and thus its economic potential.

This article was taken from the website www.tescan.com

Product Focus


The TESCAN Integrated Mineral Analyzer. TIMA, a fully automated, high throughput, analytical scanning electron microscope is designed specifically for the mining and minerals processing industry. The TIMA solution will address applications such as Mineral Liberation Analysis,TESCAN, a world leading manufacturer of scanning electron microscopes and focused ion beam workstations has introduced the TESCAN Integrated Mineral Analyzer.

Products List