One-man-operable probe permeameters

D. J. Prosser*, A. Hurst, M. R. Wilson

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This paper is part of the special publication Developments in petrophysics (eds M.A. Lovell and P.K. Harvey). A steady-state probe permeameter is designed that is robust, insensitive to moisture and can be operated using a low-pressure gas source. Consequently, substantial reduction in weight and bulk are possible and a truly one-man-operable, lightweight (<5 kg) instrument is constructed. Tests on natural samples using a prototype instrument reveal a similar level of precision to other permeameters over a wide range of permeability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalGeological Society Special Publication
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997


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