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 ENG  Vol.10 No.2 , February 2018
Predicting the Permeability of Fractured Porous Rock
Abstract: Fractures are widely distributed in tight reservoirs. Fractures and pore-throats form the flow path of oil/gas/water in reservoirs. How to determine the permeability of fractured porous reservoirs is still difficult. A group of tight sandstone samples are first used to measure the fractures and analyze the distribution rules between numbers and length, angles. The permeability changing with the fracture’s length and density for different matrixes is then computed by using pore-fracture network model. At last an empirical formula for predicting the permeability related with the fracture’s length and density is fitted based on the computed data.
Cite this paper: Lu, W. , Liu, H. (2018) Predicting the Permeability of Fractured Porous Rock. Engineering, 10, 35-42. doi: 10.4236/eng.2018.102004.
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