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1. n. [Formation Evaluation]

That part of the pore space that has a characteristic dimension less than 1 micron. In general, this includes not only very small pores but also the porosity associated with surface roughness. The water in this pore space is part of the capillary-bound water and the small-pore water. Water in micropores is not expected to flow on production. The term is also defined as porosity that cannot be seen at magnifications less than 50x.

See: effective porositysmall-pore watertotal porosity

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