Knowing the porosity and permeability in a well can be important for reservoir modeling, selecting target zones and planning hydraulic fracture treatments. One of the goals of XRF Solutions is to predict porosity and permeability from the calculated XRF mineralogy in the cores so that these parameters can be estimated in future vertical and lateral wells from drill cuttings analyses. We have calibrated the XRF model to predict porosity and permeability on the basis of these data. Figure A displays XRF calculated porosity and permeability values overlaying lab measured values in a Montney Core.
Figure A. Calculated Porosity and Permeability Values from Core Analysis in the Montney Formation.