Estimation Microporosity Value of Fontanebleau Sandstone Using Digital Rock Physics Approach

  • Reza Rizki Geophysical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sumatera, South Lampung, Indonesia
  • Handoyo Handoyo Geophysical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sumatera, South Lampung, Indonesia
Keywords: Digital Rock Physics, Image Sample, Microporosity


The technology of digital rock physics (DRP) allowed to predict the physical properties in core data sample, for example to predict value of porosity of data sample. This research applied the digital rock physics technique to predict the microporosity in sandstone sample: Fontanebleau Sandstone. The data are digital images from Fontanebleau Sandstone with high resolution scanned from micro tomography CT-Scan processing. The result of image processing shown in 2D and 3D image. From the data, the value of microporosity Fontanebleau Sandstone are beetwen 6% - 7%. This result confirmed by the quartz cemented sample of Fontanebleau Sandstone. The scale and sub-cube give the different value of microporosity which is indicated the scale influence to value of porosity value. So the simplest and best way is to average the all result from sub-cubes.


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