Physical Properties of Reservoir Rocks

  • Xuetao HuEmail author
  • Su Huang
Part of the Springer Mineralogy book series (MINERAL)


A rock capable of producing oil, gas, or water is called reservoir rock. A reservoir rock may be any rock with sufficient porosity and permeability to allow oil and gas to accumulate and be produced in commercial quantities [1]. Petroleum generally occurs in sandstones, limestones, dolomites, conglomerates, and shales, but sometimes it is also found in igneous and metamorphic rocks.


Water Saturation Reservoir Rock Rock Permeability Bulk Volume Petroleum Reservoir 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Oil and Natural Gas EngineeringSouthwest Petroleum UniversityChengdu, SichuanChina
  2. 2.ExplorationPetroChina Southwest Oil and Gasfield CompanyChengdu, SichuanChina

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