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Dry-Clay Parameters

Max Peeters1 and Antony Holmes2

ABSTRACT

There are more than a dozen shaly-sand evaluation choice of shale and clay parameters was more important

methods used on a regular basis. The two main groups are than the choice of the evaluation method. The Indonesian

based on shale conductivity and cation exchange capacity, method could not be reconciled with other methods,

respectively. This study shows that they can be linked via because it is, in contrast with all other methods, not based

the bound-water saturation, which is related both to the on a parallel resistor network.

shale content and cation exchange capacity. A sensitivity study of input parameters highlighted that

In this paper, the Archie, modified Simandoux, dual- for the dual-water method, using logs only, small changes

water, Waxman-Smits, Indonesian, and Juhasz methods in shale density led to discrepancies of more than 10% in

are compared, and a novel “difference” method is water saturation. It is recommended to use the bound-water

introduced. The latter, in contrast with all existing “logs conductivity relation given in Clavier’s original dual-water

only” methods, does not require log readings in adjacent paper. The Waxman-Smits, Juhasz, and the novel difference

shale beds, provided the clay type can be determined from methods were all, as expected, most sensitive to the cation

cuttings, sidewall samples, or cores. For mixed clays X-ray exchange capacity, and the Juhasz method to the neutron

diffraction (XRD) analyses are required to determine the porosity of an adjacent shale bed as well.

clay types and dry-clay parameters, which in turn are used If for old wells, sidewall samples, cores or even

to calculate the cation exchange capacity. cuttings are still available to determine the clay type, the

A field study demonstrated that a judicious selection new difference method promises to give more accurate

of input parameters produces water-saturation profiles that hydrocarbon saturations.

almost overlay for most methods. Hence, in this case the

aware that our choice of equations is not unique and possibly

This paper takes up the challenge posed by Herrick and controversial. One of the controversies is which cementation

Kennedy (2009), to find a shaly-sand method that is derived exponent should be used. In Appendix 1 we prove with data

from generally valid relations, and does not need the log from Waxman and Thomas (1974) and Clavier et al. (1984),

properties of adjacent thick shale beds. that differences between Archie’s cementation exponent m,

Comparing the results of different shaly-sand evaluation Waxman-Smits m*, and dual-water mo, have only a minor

methods is difficult, because computer models are often not effect on calculated water saturations, Sw. The effect of

transparent, and relations between the parameters used in variations in the saturation exponent is also small, as will

the various methods are not readily available. There are two be demonstrated later in the field study. These differences

groups of evaluation methods based on respectively shale will therefore be ignored in the remainder of the paper,

conductivity, Csh, and cation exchange capacity, Qv. They facilitating a direct comparison of the various methods.

can be linked via the bound-water saturation, Sb, because For a more extensive review readers are referred to

the bound water produces in all models the additional Patchett and Herrick (1982), and Worthington (1985). It

conductivity, which together with the pure sand conductivity, is noteworthy that all of the fundamental papers had been

gives the total conductivity, Ct. published by the mid-1980s, and that no widely used

More than a dozen water-saturation equations and alternative method has emerged since.

Manuscript received by the Editor October 24, 2012; revised manuscript received September 10, 2014.

1

Petroskills; World Trade Center, Suite 619, 1625 Broadway, Denver, CO-80202 USA; Email: peetersmax@msn.com

2

Digital Formation; Denver Place, South Tower, 999 18th St, Suite 2410, Denver, CO 80202 USA; Email: antony.holmes@

digitalformation.com

Review of Existing Shaly-Sand Models and Introduction of a New Method Based on Dry-Clay Parameters

Our first objective is to highlight major differences where ϕtsh is defined as the total porosity in a 100% shale

and similarities of the dual-water, modified Simandoux, layer adjacent to the shaly-sand reservoir, preferably based

Waxman-Smits, Indonesian, and Juhasz methods, and on the density log. The shale content, Vsh can be derived

to come up with a new method that avoids the major in many ways, but is usually based on either the gamma-

shortcomings of the existing ones. We accomplished this by ray log or the separation of the density- and neutron-log

combining the responses of the neutron and density tools porosities, both corrected for hydrocarbon effects. Equation

in the total-porosity system. This gives an estimate of the 1 is always valid, but Eq. 3 is, strictly speaking, only valid if

dry-clay volume, and allowed us to determine the cation the shale properties of the adjacent shale layers are the same

exchange capacity for the Waxman-Smits method. as the shale in the productive intervals. The latter is a good

The second objective is to quantify the effect of variations assumption for structural and laminar shales, but usually

of input parameters in the various methods, and this was not for dispersed shale. Hill et al. (1979), and Juhasz (1979)

achieved by a sensitivity study of a field example. However, related ϕeff to ϕt and cation exchange capacity, Qv:

we first had to relate the bound-water saturation used in the

dual-water method, the cation exchange capacity used in the (4)

Waxman-Smits and Juhasz methods, and the shale volume

used in the Simandoux and Indonesian methods. This is

carried out in the next section. in which the clay-bound water density ρCBW (g/ml) is

All existing “logs only” methods assume that only commonly assumed to be 1.0 (Juhasz, 1979). Salinity, C0,

one clay type is present and that the properties of the clay expressed in meq/l NaCl, is fixed by the formation water

in adjacent shale beds are the same as in the reservoir. salinity:

In contrast, the new difference method does not use log

readings from adjacent shale beds, but XRD analysis on core Co[meq/l] = 0.017 salinity [ppm NaCl eq.] (5)

or sidewall samples to determine clay type(s).

We derived the relation between bound-water saturation, Sb

BOUND WATER and cation exchange capacity, Qv, by subtracting ϕt from both

sides of Eq. 4, and dividing by -ϕt , which yields:

Bound-water saturation, Sb, is related to total porosity, ϕt,

effective porosity, ϕeff, and shale content, Vsh. These volume (6)

fractions are defined in Fig. 1 (Shaly-Sand Model).

saturation, Sb. Rearranging Eq. 6 produces the functional

relation between bound water and cation exchange capacity,

summarized as:

or

(7)

(8)

Fig. 1—Shaly-Sand Model.

Sb = (ϕt – ϕeff)/ϕt (1)

entry in the Waxman-Smits model, its validity is questionable

due to the assumption that shale in the reservoir has the

Sb = Vshϕtsh/ϕt, with (2)

same properties as in an adjacent bed. This is problematic

when the clay is diagenetic and not depositional, such as for

ϕeff = ϕt – Vshϕtsh (3)

altered feldspar.

Peeters and Holmes

WAXMAN-SMITS (W-S) METHOD (1968) the same shortcomings as the use of the total shale porosity,

ϕtsh, in Eq. 2.

Waxman and Smits (1968) introduced the use of

the cation exchange capacity Qv to quantify the shale DIFFERENCE METHOD

conductivity. For this and all other methods we will use the

convention that the pure sand contribution, SwnCwϕtm, to the To avoid the use of log readings in adjacent shale beds,

total formation conductivity, Ct, is followed by the shale we came up with an alternative method to estimate the dry

contribution: clay volume Vcldry that is required in Eq. 10. If the hydrogen

index of the fluid is 1.0, and the density ϕD and neutron

Ct = SwnCwϕtm + BQvϕtmSwn-1 (9) ϕN porosities are corrected for lithology and hydrocarbon

effects, we can write:

The shale contribution in this case is proportional to

both Qv in meq/ml, and the equivalent cation conductance, ϕN = VshϕNsh + ϕeff (12)

B (mho.ml/(meq.m)). The equivalent cation conductance is

only dependent on salinity and temperature (Thomas, 1976). ϕD = VshϕDsh + ϕeff, (13)

If cation exchange capacities are not measured on core,

nor related to the porosity, Qv can be estimated using Eq. where ϕDsh and ϕNsh are the density- and neutron-porosity

8, although to our knowledge that has not been done in the readings in 100% shale on a quartz scale. The shale terms

past. We used Eq. 8 to estimate Qv in our field study with include all bound water. Hence, the balance of the fluid

excellent results. If the saturation exponent, n, is assumed to constitutes the effective porosity ϕeff. The density ϕD and

be 2.0, Eq. 9 reduces to a quadratic equation in Sw. neutron ϕN log responses can also be written as:

Strictly speaking, the Waxman-Smits model is not,

as assumed by many authors, a parallel conductor model, ϕN = VcldryϕNcldry + ϕt (14)

because in that case the factor Swn-1 would be absent in the

shale-conductivity term. We will see this factor again in ϕD = VcldryϕDcldry +ϕt , (15)

both the dual-water and modified Simandoux equations

and its presence implies that free water should be present to where ϕDcldry and ϕNcldry are the density- and neutron-porosity

accommodate the conductivity contribution of isolated clay readings for 100% dry clay. The dry clay terms do not

volumes. include any bound water. Therefore, all fluid is concentrated

in the total porosity, ϕt. Taking the differences between Eqs.

JUHASZ METHOD (1979) 12 and 13 and Eqs. 14 and 15 yields:

but offers a practical way to determine Qv, based on the

fundamental relation (Juhasz, 1979, Eq. 5): ϕN – ϕD = Vcldry(ϕNcldry – ϕDcldry) (17)

ρcldry the density of dry clay in g/cm3. The dry-clay volume,

Vcldry , is estimated from the difference of the neutron ϕN and and

density porosity ϕD. Juhasz (1979) recommends the use of (19)

ϕD as a first approximation of ϕt corrected for hydrocarbon

effects.

Equation 18 is the familiar shale volume estimate.

(11)

Using the value for the dry-clay volume, Vcldry, from Eq. 19

The great advantage of the Juhasz method is that actual dry- and entering the same in Eq. 10 yields:

clay parameters can be used if the clay type is determined

on (sidewall) cores, or even from cuttings. However the (20)

assumption that ϕNsh the apparent neutron porosity of 100%

shale can be derived from adjacent shale layers suffers from where ϕt is again estimated from ϕD corrected for

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hydrocarbon effects. This equation allows us to use actual conductors) concept, and therefore lacks a firm physical

dry-clay parameters that are available in the literature basis. Moreover, in the original form clay resistivities and

and log-interpretation charts, instead of log readings over volumes were used instead of shale parameters:

adjacent thick shale beds. The difference ϕNcldry – ϕDcldry can be

calculated when the clay type or clay-type mixture is known. (24)

The range of this difference for various clays is surprisingly

small; between 26 and 42%, as shown in Appendix 2. Hence,

the dominant factor is appropriately CECcl. MODIFIED SIMANDOUX METHOD (1971)

By taking the differences in Eqs. 16 and 17, any debate

on what exactly is included in effective and total porosities is This method is an adaptation by Poupon et al. (1971)

not relevant, because they are eliminated. Shale and dry-clay of the original Simandoux (1963) model, and predates

volumes can be related by eliminating ϕN – ϕD from Eqs. 18 bound water and CEC models. It accounts for the additional

and 19: conductivity by adding the product VshCsh to the Archie pure

sand conductivity:

(21)

Ct = Sw2ϕmCw + VshCshSw (25)

A typical separation of the apparent density and neutron

porosities in shale is 15%. This ratio varies in that case over Porosity, ϕ, should in theory be the effective porosity, and Sw,

a rather narrow range from 0.36 to 0.59 for the different clay the effective water saturation. However, in our experience,

types. the method works best for total porosities and total water

DUAL-WATER METHOD (1984) saturations. This was confirmed by the field example. The

addition of Sw in the second term is one of the modifications

The dual-water method was introduced by Clavier et to Simandoux’s pure parallel resistors model. It implies that

al. (1984). The free water with conductivity Cw, and bound for low shale contents, shale needs free water to contribute

water with conductivity Cb form a series of conductors: to the total conductivity.

For “logs only” evaluations the bound-water saturation, Sb, If we replace Vsh in the Simandoux model by the relation

can be derived using Eq. 2. A correction equal to Swn-1SbϕmCw for Sb (Eq. 2), ϕt by ϕtsh, assume n = 2, and insert Csh = ϕtsh2Cb

is made, because the bound water, Sb, is part of total water we find:

saturation, Sw, but does not have the same conductivity Cw.

Assuming m = 2, Cb can be estimated from logs using the Sw2ϕtmCw + SwSbϕtmCb - Ct = 0 (26)

Archie equation:

Substituting in the Waxman-Smits model (Eq. 9) the relation

Cb = Csh/ϕtsh2 (23) between Sb and Qv (Eq. 7) yields:

customarily derived from an adjacent thick 100% shale

layer. The dual-water model is attractive, because all In which B/(0.22 + 0.084√C0) is the bound-water conductivity,

parameters can be derived from logs, which is usually not Cb, and this makes Eq. 27 identical to Eq. 26. Rearranging

possible for the Waxman-Smits method. However it also has the dual-water model (Eq. 22) produces:

severe restrictions for “logs only” evaluations, because Cb

is dependent on the square of the shale porosity ϕtsh , which Sw2ϕtmCw + SwSbϕtmCb - SwSbϕtmCw - Ct = 0 (28)

if derived from the density log, is strongly dependent on the

apparent shale density ρsh. For n = 2 Eq. 22 is a quadratic where the term SwSbϕtmCw is usually small, in which case Eq.

equation in Sw. 28 is almost the same as Eq, 26. By taking in the Indonesian

equation (Eq, 24) the square of both sides and n = 2 we find:

INDONESIAN METHOD (1971)

to all other models, not based on the parallel resistors (series

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In Eq. 29, we recognize, with relief, the original Archie assuming that all layers have shale contents of more than

contribution Sw2Cwϕm, but the last cross term prevents a 30%. However, equivalent values for GRclean and GRshale

meaningful comparison with other models. would be 0 and 100 API, respectively, which produces

The foregoing proves that all methods, with the implausibly low water saturations for the other methods.

exception of the Indonesian equation, are similar, which is Saturation profiles based on different clay types and the

not surprising, because all are based on the parallel resistors Difference method are plotted in track 4. As expected the

network. The main differences are the way the bound-water reduction from the Archie saturations is small for kaolinite

saturation is estimated, either from shale resistivity, or from and chlorite with low CEC’s (see Appendix 2), followed by

CEC. The severe shortcoming of using the shale resistivity illite, which reduces the saturation by some 8%. Smectite

of an adjacent bed is that the shale type and distribution in reduces the saturations by another 8%, but also produces

this bed can be quite different from the shale in the pores of unrealistically low water saturations of around 5% in the

the reservoir. main hydrocarbon bearing zone.

If the clay consists of a combination of types the

FIELD EXAMPLE difference method cannot be applied, without additional

information. However, all “logs only” methods suffer from

A composite log of the field case is shown in Fig. 2. the same shortcoming, and this can only be resolved if CEC

The interval is a shaly sand of Jurassic age. The evaluation and XRD measurements are carried out on core samples.

parameters are listed in Table 1. The presence of a water zone The Difference method has the distinct advantage that clay

allowed us to pinpoint the water resistivity, Rw, and hence

the salinity. The salinity and formation temperature fix the

equivalent cation conductance, B, and salinity, C0 expressed

in meq/ml. These two parameters can therefore not be varied

independently. That leaves as independent input parameters

the gamma-ray log readings in clean and 100% shale (GRclean

and GRshale), the shale conductivity, Csh, and the density- and

neutron-log shale porosities, ϕDsh and ϕNsh, respectively. The

latter were derived from the shale layer on top of the reservoir,

because the shale layer within the reservoir is badly washed

out. Cation exchange capacity, Qv, values were calculated for

each layer using the appropriate Waxman-Smits, Juhasz, and

difference equations (Eqs. 8, 11, and 20). The bound-water

conductivity, Cb, was calculated using Eq. 23. In the base

case, dry-clay parameters for illite were used (see Appendix

2). The parameters that gave the best agreement between the

various methods are listed in Table 2.

DISCUSSION

obtained between the CEC-based methods: Juhasz, Waxman-

Smits, and difference (plotted in Track 2); and with the total-

porosity-based methods: dual water, and Simandoux (plotted

in Track 3). The Archie base case is plotted in both tracks

for comparison. The water saturation scale is 0 to 1.2, to

show the variation around 100% in water zones. The results

of the Indonesian method (plotted in Track 3) could not be

Fig. 2—Field-study well logs.

reconciled with other methods. This is also illustrated by the

step in the average water saturations in the sensitivity plot

(Fig. 4). Even a wide variation in input parameters could not

bring the average saturation to the level of the other methods.

Steve Cuddy (personal communication, 2011) demonstrated

that agreement with the Indonesian method can be attained

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numbered 1 to 22 (below).

samples of old wells, allowing a more accurate reevaluation

of “brown” fields.

Sensitivity analysis

A sensitivity study was carried out in which crucial

parameters were varied over wide ranges (shale resistivity,

Rsh, density and neutron porosities of shale, ϕDsh and ϕNsh,

respectively, cation exchange capacity, CECcl, dry-clay

neutron porosity, ϕNcldry, shale and dry-clay densities, ρshale

and ρcldry, respectively). The data ranges and corresponding

average water saturations over the evaluation interval are

listed in Table 2 and plotted in Fig. 4.

The cation exchange capacity, CECcl, is the most

sensitive parameter for the Juhasz and difference methods.

The apparent neutron porosity of an adjacent shale layer

ϕNsh is also critical for the Juhasz method. For the difference

method there is some effect of the dry-clay parameters.

However, these parameters are much better defined than the

wet-shale parameters, such as shale density ρsh, and shale

resistivity Rsh, which can vary by a factor 2 to 3.

The Simandoux method using total porosities is

obviously sensitive to variations in shale resistivity, while the

dual-water method proved to be very sensitive to variations

of the shale density, when the bound-water conductivity, Cb,

is derived from logs. This is due to the quadratic relation

between Cb and shale porosity. Varying shale density ρsh

from 2.45 to 2.6 g/cm3 corresponds to a range in Cb of 25

to 430 mho/m (S/m); Cb values in excess of 100 mho/m

Fig. 3—Fractional water saturation for seven shaly-sand models (Tracks (S/m) are evidently unrealistic. It is therefore recommended

2 and 3) and four clay types using the difference method (Track 4). The to use the relation between bound-water conductivity and

Archie model is repeated in Tracks 2, 3, and 4. The saturation profiles temperature shown by Clavier et al. (1984, Fig. 14). The

for kaolinite and chlorite in Track 4 almost totally overlay.

bound-water resistivity, Rb, shale resistivity, Rsh, shale

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density, ρsh and shale porosity, ϕtsh, are linked and cannot be The clean gamma-ray log reading is important in the

varied independently, as is permitted in some commercial log-based dual-water, Indonesian, and Simandoux methods

log-evaluation programs. that require estimates of the shale volumes. Wide variation of

The Waxman-Smits method is not very sensitive to the saturation exponent from 1.6 to 2.4 produced a relatively

variation of most parameters, as long as the equivalent small change of the average water saturation, while an

cation conductance, B, is fixed based on accurate salinity identical spread for cementation factor m doubled this range.

and temperature data, and reliable Qv values are available However, we reiterate that the effect of differently defined m

based on core measurements. exponents is minor.

apparent neutron and density porosities, in the total

1. A new “difference” method was introduced that porosity system.

eliminates the use of log readings in thick adjacent shale 3. Dry-clay volume and dry-clay parameters together

beds for “logs only” shaly-sand reservoirs. This method determine cation exchange capacities that are entered in

uses dry-clay parameters, which are much better defined the Waxman-Smits equation.

than wet-shale parameters, used in other methods. 4. Clay types can be identified in cuttings or (sidewall)

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cores, which implies that this method can be used to re- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

evaluate old wells, and “brown” fields.

5. Bound-water saturation is a convenient parameter to Contributions by Steve Cuddy and Dominic Holmes,

compare various shaly-sand models. Relating bound- are gratefully acknowledged. The comments from David

water saturation to shale content and cation exchange Kennedy, and the reviewers Terri Olsen, Dick Merkel, and

capacity allowed a direct comparison of the Archie, Phil Nelson were invaluable for the completion of this paper.

dual-water, Simandoux, Waxman-Smits, Juhasz, Teaching for Petroskills, and sharp questions from students

Indonesian, and the novel difference methods. initiated this study.

6. In a field study, the water-saturation depth profiles

determined with the Waxman-Smits, Juhasz, difference, NOMENCLATURE

Simandoux, and the dual-water methods virtually

overlaid, using one consistent set of input parameters. B = equivalent cation conductance, mho.ml/(meq.m)

7. The choice of input parameters proved therefore more CEC = cation exchange, meq/g

important than the choice of the model. CECcl = CEC 100% dry clay, meq/g

8. The Indonesian method is not based on the parallel Cb = bound-water conductivity, mho/m (S/m)

resistors model and this explains why it could not be Csh = shale conductivity, mho/m (S/m)

reconciled with the other models. Co = formation water salinity, meq/ml

9. Bound-water resistivity, shale resistivity, shale Ct = total rock conductivity, mho/m (S/m)

density and shale porosity, are linked and cannot be Cw = free water conductivity, mho/m (S/m)

varied independently in the dual-water model, which is GRclean = gamma-ray in clean sand, API

allowed in some commercial log-evaluation programs. GRshale = gamma-ray in 100% shale, API

m = Archie cementation exponent, dimensionless

A sensitivity study in which clay and shaly-sand parameters m* = Waxman-Smits cementation exponent,

were varied demonstrated that: dimensionless

mo = dual-water cementation exponent, dimensionless

10. The Juhasz method is, as expected, most sensitive to n = Archie saturation exponent, dimensionless

cation exchange capacity CEC of dry clay followed by Rb = bound-water resistivity, Ω-m

the neutron-log reading of a 100% shale bed. Rsh = shale resistivity, Ω-m

11. The novel difference method is also sensitive to CEC Sb = bound-water saturation, dimensionless

followed by the dry-clay neutron and density porosities. Qv = cation exchange capacity, meq/ml

However, once the clay type is known these uncertainties Vcldry = dry-clay volume fraction, dimensionless

are small. Vsh = shale volume, fraction

12. The modified Simandoux method using total porosity is Vbw = bound water volume, fraction

most sensitive to the shale resistivity. ϕD = density log quartz porosity, fraction

13. The Waxman-Smits method is not very sensitive for ϕDcldry = density porosity dry clay, fraction

evaluation parameters provided the CEC is measured ϕDsh = density porosity in 100% shale, fraction

on cores, and the equivalent cation conductance, B, is ϕeff = effective porosity, fraction

well defined. ϕN = neutron-log quartz porosity, fraction

14. To apply the difference method for mixed clays, ϕNcldry = neutron porosity in dry clay, fraction

X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis is required to resolve ϕNsh = neutron porosity in 100% shale, fraction

the contributions of the different clay types. ϕt = total porosity, fraction

15. The dual-water method is very sensitive to the shale ϕtsh = total porosity in 100% shale, fraction

density if the bound-water resistivity is derived from ρma = matrix density, g/ml

logs. This shale-density dependency can be avoided by ρCBW = clay bound-water density, g/ml

using the bound-water conductivity vs. temperature ρcldry = dry-clay density, g/ml

relation reported in the original dual-water paper. ρl = fluid density, g/ml

16. The effect of the differences between Archie, Waxman- ρsh = density in 100% shale, g/ml

Smits, and dual-water cementation coefficients on

calculated water saturations is minor, and can usually be

ignored.

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Saturation Models in SPWLA Shaly Sand Reprint in the Archie column is calculated using the Waxman-Smits

Volume, III1–III7. m* exponent and the Archie equation.

Poupon, A., and Leveaux, J., 1971, Evaluation of Water In Table A-1, the water-saturation parameter Sw(m) in

Saturation in Shaly Formations, The Log Analyst, 12(4), the Waxman-Smits column is calculated using the Archie m

3–8. exponent and Waxman-Smits equation. The water-saturation

Schlumberger, 1997, Log Interpretation Charts, Schlum- parameter Sw(m*) in the Waxman-Smits column is calculated

berger Publication SMP-7006. using the Waxman-Smits m* exponent and the Waxman-

Simandoux, P., 1963, Dielectric Measurements on Porous Smits equation.

Media and Application to Shaly Formations [in French], In Table A-1, in the dual-water column a bound-water

Revue de l’Institut Francais du Petrole, Supplementary conductivity value of 7.5 mho/m (S/m) was applied based

issue, 193–215. English Translation by Moinard, L., on Fig. 14 of Clavier et al. (1977) for 25°C. Values for both

1982, in the SPWLA Shaly Sand Reprint Volume, IV97– mo and m* are provided by Clavier et al., (1977). The water

IV124. saturation parameter Sw(m*) in the dual-water column is

Thomas, E. C. 1976, The Determination of Qv from calculated using the Waxman-Smits m* exponent and the

Membrane Potential Measurements on Shaly Sands, water-saturation parameter Sw(mo) is calculated using the

Paper SPE-5505, Journal of Petroleum Technology, dual -water cementation factor.

28(9), 1087–1096. The differences, ΔSw, in the average water saturations

Waxman, M.H., and Smits, L.J.M., 1968, Electrical due to the use of the “wrong” m exponent is only a few

Conductivities in Oil-Bearing Shaly Sands, Paper SPE- saturation percentage points, and demonstrates that it is a

1863-A, SPE Journal, 8(2), 107–122. secondary effect.

Review of Existing Shaly-Sand Models and Introduction of a New Method Based on Dry-Clay Parameters

APPENDIX 2: Clay and Shale Parameters used to calculate the difference between dry clay neutron and

density porosities. The range over the 4 main clay types is

Dry-clay parameters extracted from publications are 0.26 to 0.42 as shown in the bottom row of Table A2-1. This

listed in Table A2-1. These data were used to determine the range is rather limited, which implies that the uncertainty in

evaluation parameters for our field case and are shown in the dry clay parameters has only a secondary effect on the

table 1 in the main text. Finally the dry clay parameters were calculation of Qv, with the obvious exception of CEC values.

Peeters and Holmes

Geophysical Prospecting journals. In June 1996 he received

Max Peeters is currently the Honorary the Distinguished Technical Achievement Award from the

consul for The Netherlands of the three Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), and

Rocky Mountain states, volunteer for the in 2003 a Technical Advancement Award from the Colorado

National Renewable Energy Lab and host School of Mines. Max Peeters was a visiting professor at

for open space parks. Before that taught Curtin University in Perth Australia in the fall of 2002, and

petrophysical courses for Petro-Skills, and a distinguished lecturer for the SPWLA in 2002—2003. He

was professor of Borehole Geophysics has published over 20 technical papers on petrophysical

and Petrophysics at the Colorado School subjects, and holds two patents for wireline logging tools.

of Mines from 1998 to 2007. From 1992 to 1998 he was

professor of Petrophysics at the University of Technology in Antony M. Holmes has a BS in

Delft, and Petrophysical Adviser at Shell Research, both in Computer Science from the University

The Netherlands. Peeters received a MSc in Physics of Delft of Colorado. He has been involved with

University of Technology in 1968, followed by two years the development and use of petrophysical

lecturing at the Royal Dutch Navy Academy. In 1970 he software for 25 years with Digital

joined Shell International, and worked as Petroleum Engineer Formation, Inc., particularly with regards

and Chief Petrophysicist in Australia, England, Brunei, and to the implementation of petrophysical

California. In 1988 he returned to The Netherlands where analyses. Tony is member of the SPWLA,

he was in charge of Shell’s global Formation Evaluation SEG, DWLS, CWLS, RMAG, DGS, and DIPS. He has co-

team, and headed a Petroleum Engineering team for the authored and/or presented poster sessions and papers for

development of business opportunities in the former Soviet each of these societies and for the AAPG.

Union. Max Peeters founded and directed the Center for

Petrophysics at the Colorado School of Mines and served

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