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Some Physical and Chemical Properties of Reservoir Rocks Bearing on the Accumulation and Discharge of Oil

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P. G. Nutting
P. G. Nutting
Washington, D. C.
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Published:
January 01, 1934

Abstract

The detailed study of oil sands in the laboratory yields considerable information relating to their capacity for storing fluids, the movement of fluids through them, and selective retention.

Effective pore size is related to grain size distribution in a particular manner for each sand. The effects of capillarity and gravity vary with pore size and nature of the wall. Some pore walls selectively adsorb tarry constituents; others do not. Permeability usually varies with time.

This paper is a brief summary of 5 years’ work on oil-bearing sands and limestones in the laboratory of the United States Geological Survey.

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AAPG Special Publication

Problems of Petroleum Geology

W. E. Wrather
W. E. Wrather
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F. H. Lahee
F. H. Lahee
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
9781629812564
Publication date:
January 01, 1934

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