The relation among porosity, permeability, and specific surface of chalk from the Gorm field, Danish North Sea

Mortensen Jeanette, Finn Engstrøm, Ida Lind

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    The origin to the difference in the relationship between permeability and porosity for Danian and Maastrichtian chalk from the Gorm field offshore Denmark has been investigated. The investigation was based on 300 sets of core data (He-expansion porosity and air permeability) from the well Gorm N-22X. On 24 of the core plugs the specific surface was determined by BET and on 14 of these samples image analysis was made. The data was rationalized by the use of the Kozeny equation and it was found that each geologic unit had a characteristic relationship between porosity, permeability and specific surface. Furthermore it was found that the nature of porosity (intrafossil, intergranular, etc.) had no significant influence on the air permeability, so that the permeability of the chalk can be calculated from total porosity and specific surface. Kozeny's empirical constant, c, was here determined analytically from a simple porosity model and Poiseuilles law.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)245-251
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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