1st Edition

CT Scanning of Carbonate Reservoirs A Color Atlas

By Vahid Tavakoli Copyright 2024
    183 Pages 144 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    183 Pages 144 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The Computed Tomography (CT) scanning of carbonate reservoirs is a non-destructive method used to obtain valuable information from reservoir rocks. This concise book covers all aspects of CT image analysis and their interpretation. It is focused on the CT scanned images and the data gathered from various carbonate reservoirs with different ages, from Paleozoic to Tertiary, and with different textures, degrees of heterogeneity, facies types, diagenetic impacts, fossil contents, sedimentary structures, reservoir quality, and fracturing. Numerous high-resolution images illustrate various aspects of carbonate rock properties and are suitable for analysis by both professionals and students.


    • Provides the first specialized book about core CT scanned image descriptions and explanations
    • Contains supplementary data from various sources, such as image logs, cores, and thin section photos and petrophysical measurements
    • Includes original CT images from different reservoirs
    • Covers both research and industrial aspects of core CT scanning and is useful for comparing CT scanned images
    • Uses original images and reservoir data gathered by the author

    This book can be used by professionals working in the oil and gas industry, researchers and academics studying petroleum-related disciplines, and students taking courses in petroleum geology and reservoir engineering. It can also be used in a range of related sciences, such as sedimentology, soil sciences, paleontology, petrology, engineering geology, study of porous materials, and hydrogeology.

    1. Principles and Applications of Core CT Scanning

    2. Facies and Diagenesis

    3. Planar Structures

    4. Image Enhancement


    Vahid Tavakoli, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Tehran, Iran. In 2011, he earned a PhD in petroleum geology at the University of Tehran. Since 2003 he has worked in the field of reservoir characterization of the Iranian hydrocarbon formations using cores and wireline logs data. He is the author of two books, Geological Core Analysis: Application to Reservoir Characterization and Carbonate Reservoir Heterogeneity: Overcoming the Challenges, published in 2018 and 2020, respectively. In 2018, Dr. Tavakoli was honored with the Young Geologist Award by the Iranian Academy of Sciences. He has published over 50 scientific papers in high-ranked international journals.