Linking Thermal and Elastic Properties in Sandstones Reservoir Rocks
L. Pimienta, N. Klitzsch, J. Sarout, L. Esteban and C. Clauser
Event name: 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017
Session: Rock Physics - Basin and Reservoir Characterization
Publication date: 12 June 2017
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Although not measurable at the field scale, thermal properties of reservoir rocks at depth are important for many applications. Motivated by the fact that field-scale elastic properties may be obtained from measurements at the surface, a new physics-based theoretical model has recently been developed to link thermal and elastic properties through their common dependences in rocks. The model aims to ultimately predict thermal properties from elastic ones. But verifying this model with existing datasets obtained from different rock samples measured under different experimental conditions proves to be challenging. New joint measurements of thermal and elastic properties acquired on reference sandstone samples at identical experimental conditions allow an improved assessment.