E3S Web Conf.
Volume 89, 2019The 2018 International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts (SCA 2018)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Improved SCAL techniques and Interpretation|
|Published online||29 March 2019|
An Investigation into Different Correlation Methods between NMR T2 Distributions and Primary Drainage Capillary Pressure Curves Using an Extensive Sandstone Database
2 Advanced Magnetic Resonance
3 Weatherford Laboratories
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Many workers have recognised the link between Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) derived T2 distributions and pore size distributions in reservoir rocks. This property has been used to develop models to obtain primary drainage capillary pressure curves from T2 distributions. These models often assume that the rocks pore space resembles a simple bundle of capillary tubes. They do not consider the existence of multiple pore body connections and pore body restrictions/throats. The most successful models utilise variable scaling factors to convert T2 times to pore diameters and hence capillary pressure. The variable scaling factor approach recognises the existence of variable surface relaxivity throughout the pore space due to variations in mineralogy and pore topography. This investigation uses SCAL data from the ART NMR Sandstone Rock Catalogue to obtain core calibrated variable scaling factors for 174 reservoir sandstone samples. The depositional environments for these samples include; aeolian, fluvial, coastal and shallow and deep marine. The samples used have a wide variety of mineralogy, diagenetic overprints and cover six orders of magnitude in absolute permeability. Three different methods for obtaining the scaling factors are presented and the relative merits of each discussed. A global model to predict capillary pressure from NMR T2 distributions in reservoir sandstones has been developed using correlations between the variable scaling factors and permeability.
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