Pore is based on Pore Network Modeling (PNM) technology that creates a hydraulic representation of the rock pores and throats. This network is used to perform flow simulations and extract parameters like absolute permeability and capillary pressure.
With CT-Scans, Pore is able to pile the images and rebuild the rock structure in a 3D image. After creating the network, information such porosity and pore connectivity, size, and distribution are easily calculated, providing quick results for petrophysicists and preserving the original sample.
Special Core Analysis
The same Pore Network is used in fluid flow simulations to mimic core flooding experiments to extract information such as relative permeability and capillary pressure.
Carbonate rocks are known for their multiscale characteristics, where the rock matrix also has microchannels where fluids can be stored and flow. Pore was developed for such applications, and its multiscale approach allows the integration of a finer network extract from a higher resolution image into a coarse network from a lower resolution image, making it possible to simulate the multiscale behavior observed in such formations.
Pore simulator is also able to calculate mineral deposition and chemical reactions between fluids and rock surfaces due to its coupling with ReaktoroTM, an open-source geochemical simulator.