High resolution paleomagnetism serving the industry.
LA.TE. ANDES, together with CONICET, CNEA and Endeavour Ingeniería, developed and built the Cri.Ar magnetometer, a cryogenic magnetometer based on superconducting sensors, for the measurement of the remanent magnetization of rocks for paleomagnetism studies.
Main applications in geology, particularly in the oil and gas industry:
Deformation's age from a growth sequence.
Azimuthal orientation of drill cores by paleomagnetic methods: the original orientation of the crown can be obtained from the rock's magnetic remanence direction.
The magnetometer allows gathering of information concerning:
Quantification of rotations.
Chronostratigraphic location of sedimentary profiles.
Determination of petrofabric.
Orientation of paleocurrents.