Low magnetic fields for flow propagators in permeable rocks

  • Singer P
  • Leu G
  • Fordham E
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Pulsed field gradient NMR flow propagators for water flow in Bentheimer sandstone are measured at low fields (1H resonance 2 MHz), using both unipolar and bipolar variants of the pulsed gradient method. We compare with propagators measured at high fields (1H resonance 85 MHz). We show that (i) measured flow propagators appear to be equivalent, in this rock, and (ii) the lower signal to noise ratio at low fields is not a serious limitation. By comparing different pulse sequences, we study the effects of the internal gradients on the propagator measurement at 2 MHz, which for certain rocks may persist even at low fields. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Flow propagators
  • Internal gradients
  • Low magnetic fields
  • Signal to noise ratio

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