Coring Operations

Procedures for Sampling and Analysis of Bottomhole and Sidewell Cores

  • Editors
  • Alun Whittaker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alun Whittaker
    Pages 1-32
  3. Alun Whittaker
    Pages 33-49
  4. Alun Whittaker
    Pages 51-90
  5. Alun Whittaker
    Pages 91-169
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-174

About this book


This coring operations reference handbook is intended as a practical guide for the logging geologist to procedures, activities, and responsibilities required when bottomhole or sidewall coring is performed at the wellsite. Not all of the operations described are common practice in all logging units; however, familiarity with them is a necessary part of general ex­ ploration knowledge and professionalism. Chapter 1 discusses the concepts of porosity, permeability, and saturation, how these properties are determined in core analysis, and their significance in controlling rest:rvoir performance. Chapter 2 deals with the various techniques used in coring. Chapter 3 ex­ plains the routine role of the logging geologist in core retrieval, sampling, and qualitative evaluation. Chapter 4 details operating procedures for quantitative wellsite core analysis equipment. 1 INTRODUCTION 1. 1 GENERAL 1. 2 QUANTITATIVE CORE ANALYSIS The primary purpose of coring is to obtain rock samples of a sufficient size to obtain estimates of critical reservoir properties.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8863-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5357-4
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