Skip navigation

Analysis of sandstone pore space fluid saturation and mineralogy variation via application of monostatic K-band frequency modulated continuous wave radar

Analysis of sandstone pore space fluid saturation and mineralogy variation via application of monostatic K-band frequency modulated continuous wave radar

Blanche, Jamie, Flynn, David, Lewis, Helen, Couples, Gary, Buckman, Jim, Bailey, Chris ORCID: 0000-0002-9438-3879 and Tilford, Timothy (2018) Analysis of sandstone pore space fluid saturation and mineralogy variation via application of monostatic K-band frequency modulated continuous wave radar. IEEE Access, 6. pp. 44376-44389. ISSN 2169-3536 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2863024)

[img]
Preview
PDF (Publisher's PDF - Open Access)
21093 TILFORD_Analysis_of_Sandstone_Pore_Space_Fluid_Saturation_(OA)_2018.pdf - Published Version

Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

In this paper we present the preliminary findings from a world first investigation into monostatic frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar analysis of porous sandstones and their fluid content. FMCW results, within 24 to 25.5 GHz, provide insights into the rock/pore system as well as into mineral and liquid distributions, both crucial for quantitative representation of the fluid-rock system for subsequent assessment of the sandstones. Sandstone samples, here characterised using known techniques of energy dispersive x-ray analysis, gaseous secondary electron and backscattered electron imaging are: Darney, Lazonby Locharbriggs and Red St. Bees sandstones, with FMCW results indicating that, in the K-Band, calculated values for relative permittivity, utilising free-space radiation reflection data, give results that are consistent with the known rock elemental constituents, where each sandstone has different distributions of the dominant quartz and subsidiary other minerals and of grain size and shape distributions. The experimental results support the sensitivity of this sensing modality to variances in rock properties in typical sandstones with complex relative permittivity, ε_r^*, values for unsaturated sandstones ranging from 5.76 to 6.76 and from 12.96 to 48.3 for partially saturated sandstones, with the highest values indicating high permittivity mineral inclusion and/or grain angularity.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Open Access.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geologic Measurements, Microwave Propagation, Non-Destructive Testing, Permittivity, Radar Applications, Radar Measurements
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis (CNMPA)
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis (CNMPA) > Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group (CMRG)
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Mathematical Sciences
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 15:51
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 2
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21093

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics