The Sherlock II Project is a pioneering project in Europe and among the first worldwide to take on the challenge of visual underground reservoirs with digitalization. This on-screen representation is known as ‘characterization’ and, to create it, we combine state-of-the-art digital petrophysical technology and conventional methods.
We are capable of seeing the characteristics of rocks from millimetric to nanometric scales based on extremely small samples—rock fragments from the subsoil or other samples—and reproduce them digitally. The technology we use includes X-ray tomography, mineralogy observation using X-ray diffraction, and reconstructions of nanometric structures using ion beams. Thus, we can obtain in-depth information on the characteristics of the subsoil and construct 3D lithology models.