Liquid and Gas Corrected Permeability Correlation for Heterogeneous Carbonate Reservoir Rocks

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Sadonya Jamal Mustafa Fraidoon Rashid Khalid Mahmmud Ismail

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Permeability is considered as an efficient parameter for reservoir modelling and simulation in different types of rocks. The performance of a dynamic model for estimation of reservoir properties based on liquid permeability has been widely established for reservoir rocks. Consequently, the validated module can be applied into another reservoir type with examination of the validity and applicability of the outcomes. In this study the heterogeneous carbonate reservoir rock samples of the Tertiary Baba Formation have been collected to create a new module for estimation of the brine permeability from the corrected gas permeability. In addition, three previously published equations of different reservoir rock types were evaluated using the heterogenous carbonate samples. The porosity and permeability relationships, permeability distribution, pore system and rock microstructures are the dominant factors that influenced on the limitation of these modules for calculating absolute liquid permeability from the klinkenberg-corrected permeability. The most accurate equation throughout the selected samples in this study was the heterogenous module and the lowest quality permeability estimation was derived from the sandstone module.

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Liquid permeability, Porosity, Reservoir, Baba Formation, Bai Hassan field.

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