Electrical Conductivity

Electrical conductivity is the rock's capacity to transmit electrical current.

Ingrain uses the finite element method (FEM) to solve the Laplace equation for the electric potential field inside a digital sample for a specified potential difference at the boundaries.

The electrical current field in the pores is computed and then summed-up to obtain the total current through the sample. The effective conductivity of the sample is simply the ratio of this current to the potential drop per unit length. Formation factor is then calculated as the ratio of brine conductivity to the calculated conductivity of the rock sample.