Comparison of the Porosity Determination on the Whole Core and Petrophysical Samples

  • A. V. FattakhovEmail author
  • V. E. Kosarev
  • D. L. Melnikova
  • V. D. Skirda
  • A. V. Starovoytov
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The paper presents the result of core porosity measurements obtained by traditional (nuclear magnetic resonance method and liquid saturation method using the standard petrophysical samples) and alternative method—nuclear magnetic resonance using a whole core. The goal of the research is to prove the correctness of the porosity values obtained by the nuclear magnetic resonance method using whole core. The comparative analysis of the porosity values was carried out. The analysis shows a high degree of correlation between data obtained by different methods. This allows to state that it is possible to use nuclear magnetic resonance method for the porosity evaluation of a whole core. A great advantage of method is its non-destructive ability and high speed of measurement. At the end of the paper, conclusions were drawn about the applicability and expediency of using the nuclear magnetic resonance method using a whole core in core analysis programs and obtaining filtration-volumetric characteristics of rocks.


Nuclear magnetic resonance Dolomites Whole core Porosity 



The work is performed according to the Russian Government Program of Competitive Growth of Kazan Federal University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Fattakhov
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. E. Kosarev
    • 1
  • D. L. Melnikova
    • 2
  • V. D. Skirda
    • 2
  • A. V. Starovoytov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geology and Petroleum TechnologiesKazan Federal UniversityKazanRussia
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsKazan Federal UniversityKazanRussia

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