SPWLA Monthly Luncheon Meeting  

Thursday – February 20, 2020

Whitney Hancock Building (Formally OSS)

701 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Room 2150

11:30 – 1:00 pm

$25

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DIGITAL ROCK TECHNOLOGY FOR ACCELERATED RCA AND SCAL: APPLICATION ENVELOPE AND REQUIRED CORRECTIONS

Presented By: Nishank Saxena
Research Petrophysicist, Shell


ABSTRACT

Digital Rock Physics or Digital Rock is a rapidly advancing image-based technology for predicting subsurface properties of complex rocks (e.g., porosity, permeability, formation factor) to achieve more, cheaper, and faster results as compared to conventional laboratory measurements. We show that a combination of limited image resolution and a finite field of view, leads to the systematic underestimation of porosity and overestimation of permeability calculated using Digital Rock technology. We quantify these effects and derive the necessary corrections to estimate the true rock properties directly from the segmented micro-CT image. These novel solutions allow us to further mature DRP as a technology for existing and future fields.

Location

New Orleans , LA
United States
30° 0' 0" S, 90° 0' 0" E
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Louisiana US