Combinations of NMR and dielectric measurements frequently address challenging saturation and wettability determinations in conventional reservoirs. When pore structure effects are addressed, the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) characteristics are interpreted based on the evaluations of surface relaxivity, and the dielectric structural response is attributed to the “texture” of the rock matrix. Both pore structure descriptors can be improved if the molecular motions and charge mobility common to the measurements are considered. Similar to the dipolar relaxation equivalence of NMR and dielectric correlation time measurements in the Bloembergen, Purcell, and Pound (BPP) model, we develop a relaxation time correlation assuming representative Maxwell-Wagner relaxations. Dielectric dispersion curves for the carbonate matrix and vug pore components demonstrated by Myers are quantified using a dielectric relaxation time (DRT) model. The modeled pore system fractions are spectrally mapped to the NMR T1 or T2 distributions based on enhanced Debye shielding distances correlated with the conductivity. The characterized NMR distributions are validated with micro-CT pore-size determinations and diffusion correlations. The mapped distributions provide petrophysical insight into the frequently used Archie exponent combination (mn) associated with conductivity tortuosity and additional wettability screening criteria.

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