Fine Scale Characterization of Shale Reservoirs

Methods and Challenges

  • Mehdi Ostadhassan
  • Kouqi Liu
  • Chunxiao Li
  • Seyedalireza Khatibi

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Petroleum Geoscience & Engineering book series (BRIEFSPGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mehdi Ostadhassan, Kouqi Liu, Chunxiao Li, Seyedalireza Khatibi
    Pages 1-16
  3. Mehdi Ostadhassan, Kouqi Liu, Chunxiao Li, Seyedalireza Khatibi
    Pages 17-56
  4. Mehdi Ostadhassan, Kouqi Liu, Chunxiao Li, Seyedalireza Khatibi
    Pages 57-70
  5. Mehdi Ostadhassan, Kouqi Liu, Chunxiao Li, Seyedalireza Khatibi
    Pages 71-89

About this book

Introduction

This book summarizes the authors' extensive experience and interdisciplinary approach to demonstrate how acquiring and integrating data using a variety of analytical equipment can provide better insights into unconventional shale reservoir rocks and their constituent components. It focuses on a wide range of properties of unconventional shale reservoirs, discussing the use of conventional and new analytical methods for detailed measurements of mechanical properties of both organic and inorganic constituent elements as well as of the geochemical characteristics of organic components and their origins. It also addresses the investigation of porosity, pore size and type from several perspectives to help us to define unconventional shale formation. All of these analyses are treated individually, but brought together to present the rock sample on a macro scale. This book is of interest to researchers and graduate students from various disciplines, such as petroleum, civil, and mechanical engineering, as well as from geoscience, geology, geochemistry and geophysics. The methods and approaches can be further extended to biology and medicine.


Keywords

Shale Gas Kerogen and Mineralogy Nano Pores Nanoindentation and Nano Mechanical Properties Upscaling, Lacunarity and Fractals Thermal Maturity and XRF-XRD Analysis Raman Spectroscopy Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Peak Force AFM Scanning Electron Microscopy Scanning Tunnelling Microscope Molecular Reconstruction Reservoir Characterisation

Authors and affiliations

  • Mehdi Ostadhassan
    • 1
  • Kouqi Liu
    • 2
  • Chunxiao Li
    • 3
  • Seyedalireza Khatibi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Petroleum EngineeringUniversity of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA
  2. 2.Department of Petroleum EngineeringUniversity of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA
  3. 3.Department of Petroleum EngineeringUniversity of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA
  4. 4.Department of Petroleum EngineeringUniversity of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76087-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76086-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76087-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-3126
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-3134
  • About this book