Moscow University Geology Bulletin

, 66:293

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Oil saturation estimation using the Leverett technique

  • A. F. GimaltdinovaAffiliated withFaculty of Geology, Moscow State University Email author 
  • , G. A. KalmykovAffiliated withFaculty of Geology, Moscow State University
  • , G. G. TopunovaAffiliated withFaculty of Geology, Moscow State University

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Estimation of oil saturation in reservoir characterization is important for the solution of geological problems. We present an oil-saturation factor technique based on the Leverett J function. Such an approach allows oil saturation prediction in absence of holes on the basis of capillarimetric investigations of core material. The good agreement between the results of oil-saturation computation and the conventional Archie-Dahnov equations proves the validity and applicability of the suggested technique.


capillary pressure Leverett J function water saturation oil saturation free water level radius of pores sandstone