# A generalized Archie’s law for n phases

@article{Glover2010AGA, title={A generalized Archie’s law for n phases}, author={Paul W. J. Glover}, journal={Geophysics}, year={2010}, volume={75} }

Archie's law has been the standard method for relating the conductivity of a clean reservoir rock to its porosity and the conductivity of its pore fluid for more than 60 years. However, it is applicable only when the matrix is nonconducting. A modified version that allows a conductive matrix was published in 2000. A generalized form of Archie's law is studied for any number of phases for which the classical Archie's law and modified Archie's law for two phases are special cases. The generalized…

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