Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Solid Earth, 7, 285–300, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-285-2016

Special issue: Pore-scale tomography & imaging - applications, techniques...

Solid Earth, 7, 285–300, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-285-2016

Research article 15 Feb 2016

Research article | 15 Feb 2016

Classification and quantification of pore shapes in sandstone reservoir rocks with 3-D X-ray micro-computed tomography

Mayka Schmitt et al.

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In this paper we show how the shapes of irregular rock particles (pores) can be classified and quantified based on binary 3-D images. The methodology requires the measurement of basic 3-D particle descriptors and a shape classification that involves the similarity of artificial objects, which is based on main pore network detachments and 3-D sample sizes. The results were validated for three sandstones (S1, S2, and S3) from distinct reservoirs.