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Understanding the Micro to Macro Behaviour of Rock - Fluid Systems

Product Code: SP249
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by R. P. Shaw
Publication Date: 19 September 2005
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Understanding how fluids flow through rocks is very important in a number of fields. Almost all of the world's oil and gas are produced from underground reservoirs. Knowledge of how they got where they are, what keeps them there and how they migrate through the rock is very important in the search for new resources, as well as for maximising the extraction of as much of the contained oil/gas as possible. Similar understanding is important for managing groundwater resources and for predicting how hazardous or radioactive wastes or carbon dioxide will behave if stored or disposed of underground. Unravelling the complex behaviour of fluids as they flow through rock is difficult, but important. We cannot see through rock, so we need to predict how and where fluids flow. Understanding the type of rock, its porosity, the character and pattern of fractures within it and how fluid flows through it are important. Some contributors to this volume have been trying to understand real rocks in real situations and others have been working on computer models and laboratory simulations. Put together, these approaches have yielded very useful results, many of which are discussed in this volume.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-186-6
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-186-4
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 176
Weight: 0.80 kg

Contents

Understanding the Micro to Macro Behaviour of Rock - Fluid Systems: Introduction, R P Shaw
• The NERC Micro to Macro Programme: implications for fluid resource management, K J Heffer
• Quantitative determination of hydraulic properties of fractured rock using seismic techniques, E Liu, M Chapman, J A Hudson, S R Tod, S Maultzsch and X-Y Li
• Properties of fault damage zones in siliclastic rocks: a modelling approach, N E Odling, S D Harris, A Z Vaszi and R J Knipe
• Precise numerical modelling of physical transport in strongly heterogeneous porous media, Z Xie, R Mackay and K A Cliffe
• MOPOD: a generic model of porosity development, J P Bloomfield and J A Barker
• Anomalous diffusion in simulations of pumping tests on fractal lattices, S Sellers and J A Barker
• Models of tracer breakthrough and permeability in simple fractured porous media, P B Johnston, T C Atkinson, N E Odling and J A Barker
• Fabric development and the smectite to illite transition in Upper Cretaceous mudstones from the North Sea: an image Analysis Approach, R H Worden, D Charpentier, Q J Fisher and A C Aplin
• Fluid velocity fields in 2D heterogeneous porous media: empirical measurement and validation of numerical prediction, R Cassidy, J McCloskey and P Morrow
• The ?2M project on quantifying the effects of biofilm growth on hydraulic properties of natural porous media and on sorption equilibria: an overview, J R Brydie, R A Wogelius, C M Merrifield, S Boult, P Gilbert, D Allison D J Vaughan
• Overview of the NERC 'Understanding the Micro to Macro behaviour of Rock - Fluid systems', R P Shaw 

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