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Title: Determination of archie parameters from Omani carbonate cores
Authors: Hamada, G.M.
El-Farsi, N.H.
Keywords: Determination
Archie Parameters
Carbonate Cores
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: King Saud University
Citation: Journal of King Saud University, Engineering Sciences: 6 (2); 281-294
Abstract: This paper presents a data analysis approach to determine Archie parameter a, m and n from standard resistivity measurements on carbonate rocks core samples from Omani oil fields. The constants a and m were determined from core derived porosity data and the corresponding formation resistivity fac-tor under different overburden pressures. Saturation exponent n of Archie's formula was estimated by measuring resistivity index for different brine saturations. The exact determination of Archie parameters is of paramount importance for the evaluation of oil reservoir rocks. Small change of a, m and n could pro-duce a dramatic difference in the hydrocarbon reserve estimation processes. The core analysis presented in this study for carbonate rocks showed that a is in the range of 0.74 to 1.81 with an average of 1.12 and m varies from 1.41 to 2.79 and giving an average of 2.03. Saturation expo-nent n has a range of 1.83 to 2.59, with an average of n 2.08, indicating that the studied reservoir is predo-minantly water wet. Cementation factor m and formation factor coefficient a were tested under different overburden pressure conditions. It is found that m and a are sensitive to the change of the applied overbur-den pressure.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/657
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