Porosity and permeability effects in Texas Gulf Coast reservoirs

Exploration for oil involves not only searching for oil but also searching in a financially viable manner. To do this, one should know something about reservoir properties before drilling.The two most commonly recorded reservoir properties are porosity, defined as the empty space in a rock expressed as a percentage of the rock, and permeability, a measurement of the ability of a rock to transmit fluids expressed as millidarcies.Different types of cement may also affect both but are almost impossible to measure and predict.It is often difficult to determine any relationship between porosity and permeability even though such data might be extremely important, and the study of these two prop...

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