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IJSTR >> Volume 4 - Issue 11, November 2015 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Mineralogy Identification In Reservoir Rock Samples Using Low And High Field Magnetic Susceptibility Measurements On Synthetic Samples

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Alfitouri I. Jellah





Abstract: The magnetic susceptibility signal is one of the important properties on minerals that can be used to identify these minerals and distinguish them from each other as different minerals have different magnetic susceptibility readings and response. Minerals according to their magnetic response are classified to three main categories: Diamagnetic, Paramagnetic, and Ferrimagnetic which are commonly present in the hydrocarbon reservoir and some of them are considered to be important controlling factors for some of the reservoirs properties related closely to the capability of these reservoirs to contain hydrocarbons flow in the porous media and then its production to the production wells. Examples of these properties are permeability and microporosity which showed very good correlation with the magnetic susceptibility measurements particularly those that have been taken at high applied magnetic field.



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