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Saturation and Capillary Pressure

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Abstract

Saturation is defined as the ratio of the fluid volume in the porous medium to the pore volume of the rock. That means, saturation is the proportion of interrelated aperture full by a specified phase. For a gas-oil-water system. Therefore, the following formulas show the saturation ratio for every single phase in the porous medium

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Petroleum EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi PetronasSeri IskenderMalaysia

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