Recommended practice for probe permeametry

William J. Sutherland*, Christian Halvorsen, Andrew Hurst, Colin A. McPhee, Graham Robertson, Peter R. Whattler, Paul F. Worthington

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Probe (or mini) permeameters are increasingly being used to characterize permeability variations in outcrop and core samples. This paper recommends codes of practice that are applicable to the variety of instruments currently available and details the measurement principles, apparatus, measurement procedure, quality control, advantages/limitations and reporting criteria for probe permeametry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-317
Number of pages9
JournalMarine and Petroleum Geology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993


  • probe permeametry
  • recommended practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Geophysics
  • Geology
  • Economic Geology
  • Stratigraphy

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    Sutherland, W. J., Halvorsen, C., Hurst, A., McPhee, C. A., Robertson, G., Whattler, P. R., & Worthington, P. F. (1993). Recommended practice for probe permeametry. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 10(4), 309-317.