Petrophysical Rock Properties

  • F. Jerry Lucia


The principal goal of reservoir characterization is to construct three- and fourdimensional images of petrophysical properties. The purpose of this chapter is to review basic definitions and laboratory measurements of the petrophysical properties porosity, permeability, relative permeability, capillarity, and saturation. Pore-size distribution is presented as the common link between these properties.


Pore Space Capillary Pressure Relative Permeability Adhesive Force Absolute Permeability 
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  • F. Jerry Lucia
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  1. 1.University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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