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Archie’s Porosity Exponent: REV, Heterogeneity and Anisotropy in a Coquina Carbonate.Normal access

Authors: H. Wang and P. Corbett
Event name: 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015
Session: Petrophysics II
Publication date: 01 June 2015
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201412643
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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The porosity exponent (m) in the Archie saturation equation is very variable in carbonates. In this study – in a heterogeneous coquina carbonate a numerical study using a micro-CT volume in a resistivity model to calculate formation factor to compare with experimental data. The calibrated model is then used to explore the issues of the representative elementary volume, the heterogeneity and the anisotropy. The range of m from 1.6 to 3.8 is explained by varying tortuosity. This has implications understanding porosity exponent in carbonates and in resistivity-based formation evaluation in coquina carbonates.

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