The Ordos Basin is the second largest petroliferous basin in China, located in the central part of the country. The basin’s petroleum resources are mainly accumulated in fluvio-lacustrine sandstone reservoirs of the Upper Triassic Yanchang Formation. The 800–1500 m thick Yanchang Formation was deposited during the Carnian and Norian stages (237.0–208.5 Ma) and is dominantly distributed in a gently dipping and mostly undeformed region of the southeastern Ordos Basin. Organic-matter (OM)-rich intervals in the Chang 7, 8, and 9 members of the Yanchang Formation are the sources of oil for the sandstone reservoirs. Given the richness of the OM-rich intervals,...
Introduction to special section: Lacustrine shale characterization and shale resource potential in Ordos Basin, China
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Tongwei Zhang, Xiangzeng Wang, Hongliu Zeng, Neil Fishman, Barry J. Katz, Kitty L. Milliken, Mingzhen Wei, Bob Loucks, Amin Ghanizadeh; Introduction to special section: Lacustrine shale characterization and shale resource potential in Ordos Basin, China. Interpretation 2017;; 5 (2): SFi–SFii. doi: https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2017-0314-SPSEINTRO.1
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