Abundant shale oil and gas resources have been discovered in the Zhangjiatan shale of the Yanchang formation in ordos basin in recent years. Zhangjiatan shale is a typical lacustrine shale, which is different from Marine shale in physical properties. Most previous research has focused on Marine shale. In order to understand the rock mechanical properties of Zhangjiatan shale, we conducted dynamic and static elastic properties experiments. We selected argillaceous shale and silty laminae shale in Zhangjiatan shale as samples. In order to obtain the static Young's modulus and Poisson's ratio, we use the triaxial pressure test. We use the dipole log to measure the acoustic velocity down the hole, and then we calculate the dynamic Young's modulus and Poisson's ratio of the sample based on acoustic velocity. Young's modulus of argillaceous shale is slightly smaller than that of silty laminae shale and the Poisson's ratio of argillaceous shale is also smaller than that of silty laminae shale. The brittleness of argillaceous shale are greater than that of silty laminae shale, as a result, argillaceous shale is much easier fracturing under pressure. We plotted the cross-plot of RCS, elastic properties and TOC and reached a conclusion that the mass ratio of clay to quartz and feldspar determined the brittleness and deformability of rock, while organic matters also affected the elastic properties of rock. Therefore, the elastic properties of shale are not controlled by a single factor, instead of multiple factors.

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