Experimental investigation on sandstone rock permeability of Pakistan gas fields

Arshad Raza, Chua Han Bing, Ramasamy Nagarajan, Mohamed Ali Hamid

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Abstract

Permeability is the ability of formation to produce hydrocarbon which is affected by compaction, pore size, sorting, cementation, layering and clay swelling. The effect of texture on permeability in term of grain size, sorting, sphericity, degree of cementing has been reported in literature. Also, the effect of permeability on capillary pressure, irreducible water saturation, displacement pressure and pore geometry constant has been studied separately. This preliminary study presents the experimental results of eight samples to understand the effect of similar factors of texture on permeability. With the knowledge of the results, it can be said that the effect of grain size, cementation, texture material, sphericity, and porosity can't be observed on permeability except sorting when less than ten samples are considered from different depositional environment. The results also show the impact of permeability on capillary pressure, irreducible water saturation, and displacement pressure and pore geometry index as similar as published in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012007
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event9th Curtin University of Technology Science and Engineering International Conference 2014: Discovering, Innovating and Engineering - Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Dec 20144 Dec 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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