Chapter 6. Porosity and Permeability Prediction

  1. Dominic Emery and
  2. Andrew Robinson

Published Online: 8 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313987.ch6

Inorganic Geochemistry: Applications to Petroleum Geology

Inorganic Geochemistry: Applications to Petroleum Geology

How to Cite

Emery, D. and Robinson, A. (1993) Porosity and Permeability Prediction, in Inorganic Geochemistry: Applications to Petroleum Geology, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313987.ch6

Author Information

  1. BP Exploration, 4/5 Long Walk, Stockley Park Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1BP, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 SEP 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632034338

Online ISBN: 9781444313987



  • porosity and permeability prediction;
  • geochemical technique in petroleum geology;
  • porosity prediction and two end-member approaches;
  • outlier effect on porosity predictions;
  • sedimentary basins on Grand Banks;
  • horizontal permeability versus porosity;
  • uncemented reservoir prediction;
  • Flemish Pass acreage;
  • Norphlet Formation - Middle to Late Jurassic succession;
  • relative acoustic impedance (RAI) mapping


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Reservoir quality prediction in frontiers exploration: Flemish Pass Basin, offshore Newfoundland

  • Net to gross prediction: Norphlet Formation, Gulf of Mexico

  • Influence of kaolinite on sandstone porosity: Brent Province, Northern North Sea

  • Appraisal from a discovery well: Magnus Field Northern North Sea

  • History of fracturing in a Chalk reservoir: Machar Field, Central North Sea

  • Controls on permeability and the origin of high-permeability streaks: Forties Field, Central North Sea