"Unconsolidated sand reservoirs containing oil and gas present difficult problems to the petroleum engineer. Among these problems is that of the determination of the reservoir porosity to facilitate oil and gas reserve and evaluation calculations.
This problem is especially difficult because, to the author's knowledge, no method has been devised to obtain a core sample of the unconsolidated sand that retains the same porosity and permeability characteristics in the laboratory as it had underground. As a result, the petroleum engineer must rely upon empirical methods of calculating the reservoir porosity when the sand is not consolidated.
Many investigators have attempted to correlate porosity with permeability of unconsolidated sands. Such a correlation would be extremely valuable as permeability of an unconsolidated sand formation can be determined from flow data of the well.
The subject matter of this thesis is the derivation and experimental verification of an equation relating porosity and permeability of unconsolidated sands"--Introduction, page 1.
Taylor, Langdon B.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Petroleum Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
v, 43 pages
© 1952 Robert Marchel Ponder, All rights reserved.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
Oil sands -- Permeability
Petroleum engineering -- Mathematical models
Porous materials -- Mathematical models
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Ponder, Robert Marchel, "Porosity-permeability relationships of unconsolidated sands" (1952). Masters Theses. 2619.