Detection of Effective Porosity and Permeability Zoning in an Iranian Oil Field Using Fractal Modeling

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Identification and delineation of different zones in oil fields are among the fundamental tasks in petroleum explorations. Fractal methods are useful tools for such purposes. The aim of this paper is to conduct a comparative study of Concentration-Area (C-A) and Number-Size (N-S) fractal models to separate effective porous and permeable zones based on core logging samples collected from one of the oilfields in southern Iran. However, permeability and porosity threshold values were calculated based on the C-A and N-S log-log plots. A comparison between the C-A and N-S fractal results showed that the C-A method is more compatible with reality, and it is capable of separating permeable and porous zones in this oilfield.