A challenge human existence is confronted in contemporary society is the justification of a coherent social order. Most of these justifications have been grounded, over time, on natural approach to the neglect of the African ontological practice. This natural reference fails to account for the ontological practice premised on African belief system which reconciles the natural and spiritual aspects of human existence. The study adopts the analytic approach in philosophy which evolves a clarification of the ontological concept within the African context.The African ontological practice hinges on Dukor’s perspective which provides for a coherent interconnection among social structure, law and belief system towards the certitude and trust making for harmonious human well-being.Social order is enhanced by this African ontological practice and should, therefore, be incorporated into the public sphere.
Accurate laboratory measurements and analysis
of electrical properties of core samples are a prerequisite step to the
evaluation of oil and gas reserves. In recent times, this evaluation technique
has been adopted in carbon dioxide sequestration projects for estimating and
monitoring carbon dioxide (CO2) accumulation in saline aquifers. Several papers
have reported laboratory success in the use of resistivity measurements to
monitor the flow and also estimate the volume of CO2 plume in geological
formations. Such laboratory experiments did not capture the effect of CO2 -brine-rock
interaction (CBRI) on saturation estimation. The possibility of a change in
value resistivity due to CO2/brine/rock interactions, and the possible effect
on CO2 monitoring and estimation are of immediate interest here. Preliminary
results of an ongoing research work showed that a much longer experiment time
accommodates CO2-brine-rock interaction which ultimately lead to change in rock
resistivity. We hereby present the electrical behavior of carbonates to CO2/ brine/rock
interaction during prolonged CO2 sequestration and the effect on saturation estimation.
This electrical behavior and its possible effect on CO2 monitoring and
estimation are discussed.