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Zolotukhin Reservoir Engineering

Zolotukhin Reservoir Engineering

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The geometric character of rock’s permeable pore space is in reality quite complicated, and
may vary greatly from one rock type to another. In practice, it is impossible to counter the

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Chapter 4. Porosity

Domain of
microscopic
effects

Domain of
porous
medium

Homogeneous
medium

Inhomogeneous
medium

Grain

Bulk
volume

0

1.0

0.0

Vb

Figure 4.1: Definition of a representative elementary volume for
porosity measurements [35].

pore-system geometry in a detailed and faithful way. Therefore, several idealised models have
been developed to approximate porous rock media and their varied characteristics.

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