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Pore-scale digital rock physics for poroelastic parameter determination

S Ahmed, T Müller, M Madadi, V Calo

SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2018 | Published : 2019


We explore the possibility to use digital rocks to determine poroelastic parameters which are difficult to extract from well-log or laboratory measurements. The Biot coefficient and the drained pore modulus are important in the compaction problem. The pore modulus represents the ratio of pore volume change to confining pressure when the fluid pressure is constant. In laboratory experiments, bulk volume changes are accurately measured by sensors attached to the outer surface of the rock sample. In contrast, pore volume changes are notoriously difficult to measure because these changes need to quantify the pore boundary deformation. Hence, accurate measures of the drained pore modulus are chal..

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