A forward analysis on the applicability of tracer breakthrough profiles in revealing the pore structure of tight gas sandstone and carbonate rocks

Ayaz Mehmani, Yashar Mehmani, Maša Prodanović, Matthew Balhoff
  • Water Resources Research, June 2015, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • DOI: 10.1002/2015wr016948

What is it about?

Say a cardiologist wants to evaluate the risk a patient has to heart disease. Should (s)he perform open heart surgery and measure the thickness of the fat plaques on the artery walls or should (s)he measure the fat concentration of the blood? We can all agree the latter option is much more cost effective. Same idea is applied to rocks in this paper. Our "biomarker" is Tracer Breakthrough Profiles and what we try to assess is the reservoir quality.

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