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RESERVOIR PETROPHYSICS PETE 311
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PETROPHYSICS Petrophysics is the study of rock properties and rock interactions with fluids (gases, liquid hydrocarbons, and aqueous solutions). Modified from Tiab and Donaldson, 1996, p. 1
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RESERVOIR PETROPHYSICS PETE 311 COURSE DESCRIPTION Systematic theoretical and laboratory study of physical properties of petroleum reservoir rocks • Lithology • Porosity • Compressibility • Permeability • Fluid saturations • Capillary characteristics • Rock stress • Fluid-rock interaction
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RESERVOIR PETROPHYSICS Course Objectives By the last day of class, the student should be able to: 1. Define porosity ; discuss the factors which affect porosity and describe the methods of determining values of porosity; 2. Define the coefficient of isothermal compressibility of reservoir rock and describe methods for determining values of formation compressibility; 3. Reproduce the Darcy equation in differential form, explain its meaning, integrate the equation for typical reservoir systems, discuss and calculate the effect of fractures and channels, and describe methods for determining values of absolute permeability ;
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RESERVOIR PETROPHYSICS Course Objectives 4. Explain boundary tension and wettability and their effect on capillary pressure , describe methods of determining values of capillary pressure, and convert laboratory capillary pressure values to reservoir conditions; 5. Describe methods of determining fluid saturations in reservoir rock and show relationship between fluid saturation and capillary pressure; 6. Define resistivity, electrical formation resistivity factor, resistivity index, saturation exponent, and cementation factor and show their relationship and uses; discuss laboratory measurement of electrical properties of reservoir rocks; and demonstrate the calculations necessary in analyzing laboratory measurements;
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course PETE 311 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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