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Methods for characterizing a sample of porous media using a measuring device along with a multipoint statistical (MPS) model. Retrieving a set of reflected measured data provided by the measuring device of a surface of the sample in order to produce a sample imaging log, wherein the retrieved set of measured data is communicated to a processor. Selecting depth-defined surface portions of the sample from the sample imaging log as a training image for inputting in the MPS model. Determining pattern based simulations from the training image using one of a pixel-based template which is applied to the training image. Constructing from the pattern based simulations a complete-sampling image log of surface portions of the sample. Repeat the above steps in order to construct three dimensional (3D) sample images from stacked successive pattern based simulations so as to construct at least one 3D model of the sample.

Title
Method to quantify discrete pore shapes, volumes, and surface areas using confocal profilometry
Application Number
12/459454
Publication Number
8311788 (B2)
Application Date
July 1, 2009
Publication Date
November 13, 2012
Inventor
Mirna Slim
Cambridge
MA, US
Lili Xu
Centennial
CO, US
Guangping Xu
Fort Collins
CO, US
Tuanfeng Zhang
Lexington
MA, US
Neil Francis Hurley
Boston
MA, US
Assignee
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
TX, US
IPC
G06G 7/50
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