Codell Sandstone


Codell Sandstone is an important resource. While core analysis can accurately measure porosity, permeability, saturation and capillary pressure, image-based rock physics can  measure and provide data on two- and three-phase relative permeability. This study developed an integrated CA-IBRP workflow with a robust method for integrating porosity phases and two different resolutions (FIB-SEM and MicroCT) to obtain representative elementary volume pseudo-properties for use in reservoir modeling. The workflow begins with the identification of representative lithofacies from core/logs. Porosity, permeability, saturation, capillary pressure and effective gas 2-P Kr (Keg) are measured using core analysis. MicroCT is then used to characterize the distribution of the five principal MicroCT-image phases: grains(G), intergranular  (IGV), large clay (kaolinite) + intercrystalline  (IX), small mixed-layer clay + microcrystalline  (MIX), and altered lithics + intragranular  (ING). IGV, IX, MIX, and ING are then imaged with FIB-SEM at respectively appropriate resolutions and quantified using artificial intelligence-based image analytics.

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Clay Bound Micro Porosity

An example image of a principal property object measured and discussed in this paper

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Two Phase Relative Permeability

computed from a series of saturation states

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