Porosity and permeability calculations in a Biolithite using x-ray tomography images

Adetomiwa Aderemi*, Elli Maria Charalampidou, Zeyun Jiang, Erika Tudisco

*Corresponding author for this work

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Engineering energy storage/extraction for geoenergy applications (e.g., geothermal energy extraction, CO2 and/or Hydrogen storage) requires a very good knowledge of subsurface heterogeneities. One of the principal factors that influences the response of the underground system is the continuously evolving pore networks of the targeted rocks. This work aims to understand the pore network of a natural Biolithite (Figure 1), coming from a Greek outcrop, and to predict the permeability of lab-scale systems (due to diagenetic alterations and/or natural deformation) using x-ray computed tomography (CT) images (3D) and stochastic model reconstructions. We emphasize on the importance of a reproducible image analysis workflow (Figure 2) during reservoir description, as an input to extracting pore network models that have representative geometrical and topological characteristics at core-plug scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1700-1704
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2023
Event3rd International Meeting for Applied Geoscience and Energy 2023 - Houston, United States
Duration: 28 Aug 20231 Sept 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics


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