Petrographie Characterization of the Eagle Ford Shale, South Texas: Mineralogy, Common Constituents, and Distribution of Nanometer-scale Pore Types
Published:January 01, 2013
Debra S. Jennings, Jonathan Antia, 2013. "Petrographie Characterization of the Eagle Ford Shale, South Texas: Mineralogy, Common Constituents, and Distribution of Nanometer-scale Pore Types", Electron Microscopy of Shale Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Wayne K. Camp, Elizabeth Diaz, Barry Wawak
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Pore system and matrix constituents of the Eagle Ford Shale are described from 86 representative samples from southwestern and eastern Texas. Argon-ion-milled samples were imaged using a field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) to document matrix constituents and pores. Samples were chosen based on lithology, x-ray diffraction mineralogy, matrix porosity, and effective permeability measurements.
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