[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0007633  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 30/Apr /2018                48/2018  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2018/126278
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:22/Apr/2018

[21] Application No.:GC 2013-25200

[22] Filing Date:22/8/2013

[30] Priority:

[33] State [32] Priority date [31] Priority No.

[72] Inventors:1- Giuseppe De Prisco،2- Jonas Toelke

[73] Owner: Ingrain Inc., 3733 Westheimer Rd., 2nd Floor, Houston, Texas 77027, USA

[74] Agent: Saba & Co. T.M.P




Int. Cl.: G01V 3/18 (2006.01)

[56] Cited Documents:

-Jie Liu. Et al,. Improved estimates of percolation and anisotropic permeability from 3-D X-ray microtomography using stochastic analyses and visualization Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 29 May 2009
-EATON, On the importance of geological heterogeneity for flow simulation, SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, December 2006
-US 20100135536 A1 (DVORKIN et al.) 3 June 2010
Examiner: Eng. Imad A. AlAhaidib

[57] Abstract: The pore structure of rocks and other materials can be determined through microscopy and subjected to digital simulation to determine the properties of fluid flows through the material. To determine a porosity-permeability over an extended range even when working from a small model, some disclosed method embodiments obtain a three-dimensional pore/matrix model of a sample; measure a distribution of porosity-related parameter variation as a function of subvolume size; measure a connectivity-related parameter as a function of subvolume size; derive a reachable porosity range as a function of subvolume size based at least in part on the distribution of porosity-related parameter variation and the connectivity-related parameter; select a subvolume size offering a maximum reachable porosity range; find permeability values associated with the maximum reachable porosity range; and display said permeability values as a function of porosity.
No. of claims: 20     No. of figures: 8


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