Metre-scale effective flow properties of heterogeneous fine-grained sediments

K D Kurtev, M Drews, Jingsheng Ma, A C Aplin

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    Abstract

    The evaluation of the effective flow properties of heterogeneous shales are key constraints for hydrocarbon and CO2 leakage evaluation, as well as for hydrocarbon migration through source rocks and tight reservoirs. Here, we demonstrate an approach to determine effective permeability and Capillary Enter Pressure based on capturing and stochastically simulating the natural variability of shale texture. It is
    shown that the shale texture or spatial variability of lithology is closely related to connectivity and thus to the anisotropy of effective flow properties. We believe that the proposed approach has additional potential for the estimation of the effective relative permeability of shale volumes 1m3 and upwards.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
    EventEAGE Shale Workshop 2010: Shale - Resource and Challenge - Nice, France
    Duration: 26 Apr 201028 Apr 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceEAGE Shale Workshop 2010: Shale - Resource and Challenge
    CountryFrance
    CityNice
    Period26/04/1028/04/10

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    Kurtev, K. D., Drews, M., Ma, J., & Aplin, A. C. (2010). Metre-scale effective flow properties of heterogeneous fine-grained sediments. 1-4. Paper presented at EAGE Shale Workshop 2010: Shale - Resource and Challenge, Nice, France.