Natural and Induced Fracture Classification Using Image Analysis


T.A. Ma, V. Lincecum, R. Reinmiller, and J. Mattner,
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SPWLA 34th Annual Logging Symposium, June 13-16, 1993



Fractures are present in many competent rocks. The problem, however, is determining whether these frac- tures are important contributors to the reservoir storage capacity or permeability. In fractured rock, permeability is intimately related to stress anisotropy.