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The application of X-Ray Computed Microtomography for estimation of petrophysical parameters of reservoir rocks

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In the reservoir geology, X-Ray microtomography (micro-CT) is mainly used for three-dimensional visualization of minerals and rocks. For rock sample testing, micro-CT technology enables quantitative measurements of the internal structure of rock material in a precise and non-destructive manner and, above all, allows accurate measurements of the spatial pore system. By using this method, you can get detailed information about porosity: it is possible to measure the length and number of channels pore, tracing their connections, visualization and quantitative assessment of their tortuosity and permeability, observing the penetration of water or oil in the rock, analyzing the degree of filling the pores of the rock different media and imaging and analysis of the wettability process. With this method you can also get a permeability analysis (in three orthogonal directions), estimate the fracture and hydraulic conductivity of the rock medium [1]. The paper discusses the method of X-Ray microtomography, presents data acquisition and reconstruction of the internal structure of reservoir rocks for hydrocarbons. The results of research on petrophysical parameters of Polish reservoir rocks and global oil and gas deposits were presented using a modern research method, based on the literature review of micro-CT method.
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  • Department of Drilling, Oil and Gas, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30 Al. Mickiewicza, 30-059, Cracow, Poland
  • Department of Drilling, Oil and Gas, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30 Al. Mickiewicza, 30-059, Cracow, Poland
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