Masters Theses

Abstract

"Based upon the assumptions that a porous medium is analogous to a bundle of capillary tubes and that there is equivalence of electrical and hydraulic tortuosity in a porous medium, empirical expressions are presented which relate capillary pressure data and electrical properties of the rock to the porosity, permeability and relative-water permeability, respectively, of completely water-wet rocks. Experimental data are presented for comparison in order to verify their validity. Three principal models are presented, each of which is characterized by a particular expression for estimating tortuosity. The method of determining this parameter was varied in order to find the form best matching experimental results"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Arnold, Marion D., 1932-2010

Committee Member(s)

Beveridge, Thomas R. (Thomas Robinson), 1918-1978
Govier, John P., 1913-1998

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Petroleum Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vii, 68 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 70-72).

Rights

© 1970 Prasanta Kumar Guharoy, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Oil saturation in reservoirs
Oil reservoir engineering
Porous materials -- Permeability
Porosity

Thesis Number

T 2434

Print OCLC #

6024852

Electronic OCLC #

855052727

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