Since the challenges of E&P in oil and gas industries have grown during the last decades due to more complicated reservoir conditions the need for good geomechanical data has also increased. The same is true for mining and geotechnical engineering, in particular the field of nuclear and chemical waste disposal with its tremendous safety requests.
Gesteinslabor Dr. Eberhard Jahns provides a wide variety of rock mechanical testing procedures from conventional uniaxial and triaxial tests which follow international standards such as to advanced procedures such as compressibility tests and the determination of the Biot coefficient and other advanced moduli. Our portfolio is expanded by our expertise in threshold pressure, permeability and porosity measurements even under in situ conditions.
In September 2019 the Swiss National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (NAGRA) commisioned Gesteinslabor with UCS, Brazilian and triaxial tests on neighbouring rocks of the Opalinus Clay - the rock which will host Switzerland's future facilities for nuclear waste disposal.
Gesteinslabor receives funding grant for the development of a novel test rig to determine capillary threshold pressure with hydrogen
Gesteinslabor receives funding from BMWi for the development of a new test rig. With this funding, our company will open up a new business field in renewable energies by implementing an innovative technology to determine the capillary threshold pressure with hydrogen on cap rock of underground gas storage facilities.