Understanding, Exploring, and Developing Tight-gas Sands
The 2005 Vail Hedberg Conference was convened to gain a better understanding of the tight-gas sand resource life cycle by encouraging a free exchange of cross-disciplinary discussion among leading scientific and engineering experts. The results of the conference have led to improved exploration models and development and completion strategies required to exploit the vast North American tight-gas sand potential and emerging international tight-gas sand plays. This third volume in the AAPG Hedberg Series is recommended for geologists and engineers involved in exploring, developing, and appraising tight-gas sand plays for a comprehensive updated view of this important natural-gas resource.
Pervasive Tight-gas Sandstone Reservoirs: An overview
Published:January 01, 2008
Lawrence D. Meckel, M. Ray Thomasson, 2008. "Pervasive Tight-gas Sandstone Reservoirs: An overview", Understanding, Exploring, and Developing Tight-gas Sands, S. P. Cumella, K. W. Shanley, W. K. Camp
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The objectives of this chapter are threefold: (1) to provide a historical perspective on considerations of pervasive tight-gas accumulations, (2) to provide some observations on the present understanding of these accumulations, and (3) to anticipate where the industry is headed in the future.
From 1979 to about 1987, various workers (industry, government, and academe) discussed pervasive tight-gas accumulations and established important relationships for source rock, maturity, expulsion and migration, pressures, rock quality, and fluid content. Their main conclusion was that the hydrocarbons in these reservoir systems were dynamic and not static as in conventional structural and stratigraphic traps. The...
- Appalachian Basin
- Austin Chalk
- clastic rocks
- Denver Basin
- gas sands
- natural gas
- New Mexico
- North America
- Ouachita Belt
- petroleum accumulation
- potential deposits
- reservoir rocks
- San Juan Basin
- sedimentary basins
- sedimentary rocks
- source rocks
- structural traps
- tight sands
- United States
- Upper Cretaceous
- Val Verde Basin
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