Porosity is one of the basic petrophysical properties because it provides the necessary storage for hydrocarbon accumulation. Determining the porosity distribution of a reservoir is a necessary step in describing the pores in subsurface formations. Generally, it is also a good practice to model porosity before modeling other petrophysical properties because porosity typically has more data. Other petrophysical properties, such as fluid saturation and permeability, are usually correlated to porosity and can be modeled on the basis of their relationship after the porosity model is constructed.
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