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Abstract: When attempting to extract reservoir fluid from rock, the rock is often heated. When the reservoir fluid is hotter it is less viscous and easier to extract. Knowing the thermal conductivity of the rock in question is therefore incredibly important to preform these procedures. This paper reviews the thermal conductivities of reservoir rocks by analyzing data collected from performing the transient line source technique and the optical technique.

Reference: August 2012 Oilfield Review 24(3):20-37