Shale Matrix Permeameter provides a precise method for determining matrix permeability
on crushed oil or gas shale samples.
The SMP-200 conforms to parts of the Gas Research Institute (GRI) protocol, GRI-95/0496,
for the evaluation of shale reservoirs. A shale sample is crushed and sieved between
20 to 35 US Mesh screens to yield a sample with a diameter between 0.5 mm to 0.853
mm. Approximately 30 grams of this crushed and sieved sample is placed into the
test chamber of the SMP-200. Helium, at approximately 200 psig, is then expanded
into the test chamber. The pressure decline curve is then recorded for up to 2,000
seconds. A simulator history match of the pressure decline curve then yields the
matrix permeability of the shale sample.
Permeability Measurement Range: 1 Femtodarcy (10-15 Darcy) to 1 Micro
Darcy (10-6 Darcy).
Scope of Supply:
SMP-200 complete with: Small Format PC, Monitor, CD-ROM, Mouse, and keyboard. Microsoft
Windows and the Shale Matrix Permeameter operating software are provided pre-installed
on the PC.
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