Imaging Unconventional Reservoir Pore Systems
This Memoir covers recent advances in the acquisition and application of high-resolution image data to unconventional reservoirs. The value of integrating multiple techniques is a common theme. Chapters address imaging methods, recognition of artifacts, and case studies that explore nanopore systems within particular depositional settings. The importance of mineralogy, organic matter content, and fabric to reservoir quality issues such as wettability, porosity, and formation damage are addressed. This volume will prove useful to anyone interested in the methods for observing and quantifying the pore systems that control hydrocarbon storage and flow in unconventional reservoirs. Unconventional reservoirs studied include Bakken, Barnett, Bossier, Eagle Ford, Geneseo, Green River, Horn River, Marcellus, Mississippi Lime, Monterey, Niobrara, Wolfcamp, and Woodford formations.
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