Numerical interpretation of transient permeability test in tight rock
Chong Cao;Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics,McGill University;
Pulse-decay method has been widely used to estimate the fluid transport properties of low-permeability geomaterials. In this context, radial flow transient pulse test is conducted to measure the water permeability of Cobourg limestone hollow cylinder. The proposed method applies hydraulic pulses to the sealed central cavity and then the cavity pressure dissipates as the fluid migrates into the saturated rock matrix. The influence of entrapped air bubbles within the pressurized cavity is crucial to interpreting permeability from transient pulse test. The modeling results indicate that the air inclusions can significantly increase the fluid compressibility and thus delay the hydraulic pulse decay process, which may lead to the underestimation of the rock permeability.
【CateGory Index】： P641.2;X141