Laboratory analysis of some of the rock properties of low permeability oil and gas reservoirs
The theory of the rock properties of porosity and permeability is discussed. A method is presented for determination of absolute permeability from mercury capillary pressure data. Equipment for determination of grain size distribution, porosity, permeability and capillary pressure is described in detail. The results of analyses conducted upon Viking sandstone cores employing this equipment, are presented. The interrelations between the various rock properties which were investigated are examined and the conclusions derived therefrom, are presented.
Master of Science (M.Sc.)