"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.
Arnold, Marion D., 1932-2010
Beveridge, Thomas R. (Thomas Robinson), 1918-1978
Govier, John P., 1913-1998
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Petroleum Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 68 pages
© 1970 Prasanta Kumar Guharoy, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Oil saturation in reservoirs
Oil reservoir engineering
Porous materials -- Permeability
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Guharoy, Prasanta Kumar, "Determination of reservoir characteristics from capillary pressure curves and electrical properties of rocks" (1970). Masters Theses. 7108.