Geological Core Analysis

Application to Reservoir Characterization

  • Vahid┬áTavakoli

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Petroleum Geoscience & Engineering book series (BRIEFSPGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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About this book


This book offers a compact guide to geological core analysis, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of geological studies of reservoir cores. It equips the reader with the knowledge needed to precisely and accurately analyse cores.

The book begins by providing a description of a coring plan, coring, and core sampling and continues with a sample preparation for geological analysis. It then goes on to explain how the samples are named, classified and integrated in order to understand the geological properties that dictate reservoir characteristics. Subsequently, porosity and permeability data derived from routine experiments are combined to define geological rock types and reduce reservoir heterogeneity. Sequence stratigraphy is introduced for reservoir zonation. Core log preparation is also covered, allowing reservoirs to be analysed even more accurately.

As the study of core samples is the only way to accurately gauge reservoir properties, this book provides a useful guide for all geologists and engineers working with subsurface samples.


Core Analysis Facies Description Rock Typing Sequence Stratigraphy Core ceochemistry Reservoir Zonation Reservoir Data Integration Geological core measurement Subsurface samples Core sampling Coring plan

Authors and affiliations

  • Vahid┬áTavakoli
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Geology, College of ScienceUniversity of TehranTehranIran

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78026-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78027-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-3126
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-3134
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