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An integrated approach to discretized 3D modeling of geomechanical properties for unconventional mature field appraisal in the western Canadian sedimentary basin

Fig. 4 a Depth structural map from tops, b 3D grid layers, c Location of wells in the study area and d 3D block configuration.

To overcome these challenges, this paper describes an integrated approach for deriving 3D geomechanical models of the reservoir by combining results of 3D geocellular models and basin models. The basin model reconstructs the geologic history (i.e., burial history) of the reservoir by back-stripping it to the original depositional thickness. Through

Montney Formation Evaluation, Northeastern British Columbia Canada, Part B

Figure 1. Location map of study area showing wells (red color) that penetrated Montney Formation in northeastern British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.

Petroleum Source-Rock Evaluation and Hydrocarbon Potential in Montney Formation Unconventional Reservoir, Northeastern British Columbia, Canada (PART B)   Based on the vitrinite reflectance data from Montney Formation in the study area, the results indicate that vitrinite reflectance (Ro) range from 0.74% - 2.09%, which is interpreted herein as primarily a gas prone

Montney Formation Evaluation, Northeastern British Columbia Canada

Figure 22. Isopach map of the Montney Formation showing gross thickness in the study area, northeastern British Columbia [24].

Petroleum Source-Rock Evaluation and Hydrocarbon Potential in Montney Formation Unconventional Reservoir, Northeastern British Columbia, Canada Analyses of Rock-Eval parameters (TOC, S2, Tmax, HI, OI and PI) obtained from 81 samples in 11 wells that penetrated the Montney Formation in the subsurface of northeastern British Columbia were used to map source rock

Examining the Effects of Environmental Policy on Shale Gas Production: The Case of Alberta, Canada

Figure 2. CO/RE model. (After Konschnik and Boling 2014).

This paper applies the CO/RE model of Konschnik and Bolingin examining Alberta’s environmental regulatory framework and the impact; it will have on further shale gas production in the province. Aside from the identification of risks associated with increased seismicity, the results of this examination suggest that the current regulatory environment

Logging Evaluation Method for Pore Pressure of Shale Gas Reservoirs— Taking Fuling area, Sichuan Basin as an example

Logging Evaluation Method. Unconventional oil and gas resources, especially shale gas resources have great potential for exploration and development in China. In Shale gas exploration and development process, reservoir pore pressure is a very important parameter, and the pore pressure prediction can improve the appraisal accuracy of project dessert. This paper analyzes several formation pore pressure calculation methods based on logging data, and optimized the “Equivalent depth method”.

Abstract: Unconventional oil and gas resources, especially shale gas resources have great potential for exploration and development in China. In Shale gas exploration and development process, reservoir pore pressure is a very important parameter, and the pore pressure prediction can improve the appraisal accuracy of project dessert. This paper analyzes

A Numerical Investigation of Fault Slip Triggered by Hydraulic Fracturing

The study of fault slip in response to fluid injection offers a means to understand the complex hydromechanical behavior of shale gas and oil reservoir systems during hydraulic fracturing operations, together with the induced seismicity, and corresponding mitigation measures, arising from such events. In this paper, a series of numerical simulations are performed to investigate the relationship between hydraulic fracturing (i.e. fluid injection) and the response of a naturally fractured rock mass to transient fluid pressures.

A Numerical Investigation of Fault Slip Triggered by Hydraulic Fracturing Neda Zangeneh, Erik Eberhardt, R. Marc  Bustin and Amanda Bustin University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Abstract The study of fault slip in response to fluid injection offers a means to understand the complex hydromechanical behavior of shale gas and oil reservoir

Economic appraisal of shale gas resources, an example from the Horn River shale gas play, Canada

Development of unconventional shale gas resources involves intensive capital investment accompanying large commercial production uncertainties.

Economic appraisal of shale gas resources, an example from the Horn  River shale gas play, Canada   Zhuoheng  Chen1, Kirk  G. Osadetz2 and Xuansha  Chen3 1-Geological Survey of Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada, 2-University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, 3-ZLR Valeon, Beijing, China Abstract Development of unconventional shale gas resources involves intensive capital investment accompanying

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