Future thrusts in petrophysics have been identified by considering the technicoeconomic forces of the present day and the technology that is needed if the industry is to respond effectively. This identified response leads to a scenario for the petrophysical practices of 1995. The principal components of this scenario are the cross-scale integration of geophysical and petrophysical data, the associated handling of reservoir heterogeneity and anistropy in accordance with sound physical principles, and recognizing and assessing the effectiveness of reservoir flow units. Through this projection, petrophysics is seen to be moving strongly and irreversibly toward full integration with the other classical areas of reservoir evaluation.

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