Permeability Converter

Due to permeability impacts the way fluids flow through rocks and sediments, it is important to geology and petroleum engineering. It is necessary for many different applications, including production optimization, reservoir characterization, well testing, and oil and gas exploration.

Popular Unit Conversions Permeability

The most used and popular units of permeability conversions are presented for quick and free access.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Permeability Converter?

This tool is useful for petroleum industry experts, geologists, and academics that need to deal with permeability data and convert values between units for analysis and comparison. The permeability of reservoir rocks is calculated using this converter, which helps in determining the potential for oil and gas production and the creation of efficient extraction methods.

Permeability is commonly stated in Darcy (D) units, but different systems utilize various measurements of permeability.

How to Calculate Permeability Converter?

The calculation of permeability for a porous medium can be determined using Darcy's law; formula for permeability conversion is as follows:

Permeability (k) = (Q * µ * L) / (A * ΔP)


  • k - permeability of the porous medium.
  • Q - volumetric flow of the fluid through the medium.
  • µ - viscosity of the fluid.
  • L - length of the fluid in the flow direction.
  • A - cross-sectional area of the fluid perpendicular to the flow direction.
  • ΔP - pressure drop across liquid.

How to Use the Permeability Converter?

To use the permeability converter, follow these steps:

  • Choose the desired unit of measurement you want to convert to.
  • The converted permeability value will be displayed.

Are there any limitations to the Permeability Converter?

The converter is designed to give precise conversions between common units of permeability. However, it is recommended to double-check the results and consult credible sources, especially when dealing with uncommon or specialty units.