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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 33 (1963)No. 3. (September), Pages 759-765

Relationship Between Porosity, Permeability, and Surface Areas of Sediments

George V. Chilingar, Richard Main, Ali Sinnokrot


A study was made for the purpose of determining the relationship between the surface area, porosity, and permeability of sediments. A few tentative formulas are presented here which enable one to estimate the surface area from easily determined porosity, permeability, and formation resistivity factor.

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