Thermal conductivity as indicator of total organic carbon for bazhen svite rocks

E. Y. Popov, Y. A. Popov, M. Y. Spasennykh, N. N. Bogdanovich, A. M. Pleshakov

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    Abstract

    The thermal properties (thermal conductivity, volumetric heat capacity, anisotropy coefficient, heterogeneity factor) of 129 core plugs from a well crossed the bazhen svite were studied with the optical scanning technique. Relationship established between the thermal properties and total organic carbon demonstrates a close correlation between the thermal conductivity and total organic carbon. It was established that total organic carbon influence on the thermal conductivity dominates, when a porosity influence on the thermal conductivity, that is essential for other terrigenous and carbonate rocks, is suppressed. Thermal anisotropy coefficient correlates well with the thermal conductivity and total organic carbon also. Thermal heterogeneity factor increases with a decrease in total organic content that characterizes texture and structure of the bazhen svite rocks. The results demonstrate that thermal conductivity data inferred easily with high precision with application of the non-destructive non-contact optical scanning technique application provides quick and representative estimation of the total organic carbon from numerous measurements on full size cores. Such approach can be implemented within a thermal core logging when the measurements of thermal conductivity, volumetric heat capacity, thermal anisotropy coefficient, and thermal heterogeneity factor are performed from continuous thermal profiling on all full size cores recovered from a well.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGeomodel 2015 - 17th Scientific-Practical Conference on Oil and Gas Geological Exploration and Development
    PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
    Pages290-294
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781510814134
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event17th Scientific-Practical Conference on Oil and Gas Geological Exploration and Development, Geomodel 2015 - Gelendzhik, Russian Federation
    Duration: 7 Sep 201510 Sep 2015

    Publication series

    NameGeomodel 2015 - 17th Scientific-Practical Conference on Oil and Gas Geological Exploration and Development

    Conference

    Conference17th Scientific-Practical Conference on Oil and Gas Geological Exploration and Development, Geomodel 2015
    Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
    CityGelendzhik
    Period7/09/1510/09/15

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