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Lithofacies summary of the Mississippian Barnett Shale, Mitchell 2 T. P. Sims well, Wise County, Texas

James J. Hickey and Bo Henk
Lithofacies summary of the Mississippian Barnett Shale, Mitchell 2 T. P. Sims well, Wise County, Texas (in Special issue; Barnett Shale, Ronald J. Hill and Daniel M. Jarvie)
AAPG Bulletin (April 2007) 91 (4): 437-443

Abstract

The Mississippian Barnett Shale is an important hydrocarbon source rock and has recently developed into a very active gas-shale play. Commonly viewed as a homogeneous black shale, the Barnett actually consists of a variety of organic-rich lithofacies of siliceous, calcareous, or phosphatic composition. Recognition of the different lithofacies is an important step in the evaluation of gas in place, flow capacity, and mechanical properties of the Barnett. Petrographic study of conventional core samples from the lower part of the Barnett has led to the recognition of the following rock types: organic-rich black shale, fossiliferous shale, dolomite rhomb shale, dolomitic shale, phosphatic shale, and concretionary carbonate. Measured total organic carbon values, averaged by rock type, range by a factor of nearly two, with the organic-rich shale and phosphatic shale having the highest values. The development of these lithofacies is a result of suspension fallout and sediment gravity flows combined with the extensive early microbial alteration of abundant organic matter. The lithofacies vary in petrophysical and mechanical properties, as well as organic content.


ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 91
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Lithofacies summary of the Mississippian Barnett Shale, Mitchell 2 T. P. Sims well, Wise County, Texas
Title: Special issue; Barnett Shale
Author(s): Hickey, James J.Henk, Bo
Author(s): Hill, Ronald J.
Author(s): Jarvie, Daniel M.
Affiliation: Applied Reservoir Petrology, Dallas, TX, United States
Affiliation: U. S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States
Pages: 437-443
Published: 200704
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 14
Accession Number: 2007-056650
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. cols.
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Secondary Affiliation: Humble Instruments and Services, USA, United StatesMatador Resources, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 200730
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