VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY OF THE MICROSTRUCTURE OF RESERVOIR CORE

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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 3 (September 2016) > List of articles

VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY OF THE MICROSTRUCTURE OF RESERVOIR CORE

Niu Wenjie * / Xu Qingqing / Xu Ying / Xu Guohui / Wang Xiaobin / Zheng Shipo / Liu He

Keywords : Reservoir core, microstructure model, visualization software.

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1,479-1,496, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/ijssis-2017-926

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 03-May-2016 / Accepted: 22-July-2016 / Published Online: 01-September-2016

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ABSTRACT

To solve the problem in conventional technologies of analysis and integration in micro scale
of reservoir core, virtual reality and visualization technology can be used in the research of reservoir
core microstructure. Integrated with practical research and application works, the modeling method of
reservoir core and the database store method of microstructure model are analyzed and discussed. A
skeleton extraction algorithm based on maximum circumsphere method is proposed to achieve the
skeleton model construction of reservoir core. And the visualization of reservoir core microstructure
which includes the visualizations of voxel model, surface model, solid model and skeleton model of
reservoir core are realized based on OpenGL graphics library. Taking a carbonate as a case study, we
develop a set of software named “visualization system of reservoir core microstructure”, which is an
effective evidence in the application to scientific research of reservoir core microstructure.

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