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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 21–23, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171006-MS
... King (2010) provides an excellent summary of the key parameters for North American shale gas. In general for unconventional shale reservoirs the most important parameters that determine the quality of the resource are hydrocarbons in place, thickness, presence of fractures, maturation...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165713-MS
... - Breakdown Pressure - ISIP - Closure Pressure Figure 12. Micro-seismic events, Stimulated Reservoir Volume and their contribution to production (Ciezobka 2012). Figure 13. Example of a "Frac Hit" in a well in Marcellus Shale. Figure 17. Tornado charts showing the...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165689-MS
... Chlorite - - 24 - Table 7 Mechanical Data for Eagle Ford Shale Young's Modulus (10 6 Psi) Loss in Young's Modulus (%) UCS (10 3 Psi) Loss in UCS (%) Intact Sample 0.9 - 6.49 - 5 wt.% NaCl 0.229 74.6 2.92 55 1 wt.% HCl+5 wt.% NaCl 0.63 30 3.32 48.84 2 wt...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165723-MS
... Pores associated with pyrite framboid. Fig. 2 Pores associated with organic matters. Fig. 3 Well-developed microfractures on the Longmaxi Shale. Fig. 5 Production rate with different microfracture densities. Fig. 6 Matrix average pressure with different...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 17–19, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-149271-MS
...-contacted Shale Figure 35 Linear Swelling of Fluid-contacted Shale Figure 16 Filtrate Loss Classification of Base Drilling Fluids. Figure 32 Percent Linear Swelling of Smectite Caused by Several Fluid Candidates (1% of Chloride or Hydroxide and 0.5% of DB or DH). Figure...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-138521-MS
... Table 1 Permeability of shale samples saturated with Soltrol 130 oil. Sample Flow rate, cm 3 /hr Pressure drop,psi Permeability to oil, md Average permeability, md D: 25.00 mm L: 0.65 mm µ o : 1.6 mPa-s 0.3 26.5 1.23×10 -3 1.19×10 -3 0.6 56 1.18×10 -3 1.2 112...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-138254-MS
... Huron is Present Within this Area Figure 3 A cross-section through the study areas shows the Devonian Shale package thickening as you move from west to east. The Lower Huron sits between the two gray inorganic shales, the Olentangy below and the Middle Huron above. Figure 1 EQT’s...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-139030-MS
... Table 1 Shale Geologic Age Geographic Location Lithology Maximum Temperature * Total Clay Eagle Ford Cretaceous (65 – 145 Ma) LaSalle County, Texas Calcareous grey or black shale 335°F 5% Haynesville Jurassic (146 – 200 Ma) Rusk County, Texas Shale, black, pyritic...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, September 23–25, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-125525-MS
... Abstract Many shale plays are being successfully developed throughout North America. These shale plays are being evaluated based on a number of criteria but primarily through typical unconventional and tight formation gas reservoir characteristics. Prospective shale plays share several...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, September 23–25, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-125642-MS
... Abstract Over the last two years the increase in openhole interventionless horizontal completions in the shale markets has lead to higher production rates at lower completion costs for operators. In areas where wells are being air-drilled, specific techniques of using hydraulic set packers and...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, September 23–25, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-125735-MS
... Abstract The Lower Huron Shale can take claim as one of the earliest discovered sources of natural gas. As with all the shales though, extracting its reserves has been the challenge. To start, the physical properties of shale are not the same as typical sandstones, limestone, and siltstones...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, October 11–15, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-115405-MS
... include proximate analysis and bulk density measurements of all samples. Shales are commonly analyzed for total organic carbon in lieu of proximate analysis. The gas content is estimated by placing selected freshly cut reservoir samples in air tight sealed canisters and measuring desorbed gas volume as a...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, October 11–15, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-116619-MS
...-pressured Mid-Alberta shales, we developed a pore pressure prediction method based on over-consolidation theory. We tested the method with sonic logs and the method gave promising results for establishing pore pressures in the over-consolidated Alberta basin. Introduction When clays are buried the...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, October 11–15, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-116953-MS
... Abstract This paper presents the findings of a laboratory investigation of the thermomechanical behaviour of anisotropic rock. The tests were performed on natural (Tournemire shale) using triaxial cells modified to control and to go to high temperature. The range of temperatures that were...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, October 11–15, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-117773-MS
... during drilling and hydraulically isolates the wellbore fluids from the formation fluids. Deeper wells that penetrate unstable shale sections or salt sections require intermediate casing to prevent well problems while drilling below these zones. However, plastic flow of these rocks under loading...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, October 11–15, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-118939-MS
... Abstract This work explores, using reservoir simulation, the impact of reservoir architecture on CO 2 plume movement and the reservoir's storage capacity. Subsurface flow of CO 2 in the presence of shale "baffles", or lack thereof, will be reviewed in conjunction with other reservoir...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, October 11–15, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-117695-MS
... . bit design cutter Performance Gain air drilling air foam application application bit selection spe 117695 deviation roller cone bit Appalachian Basin operator Upstream Oil & Gas PDC bit shale PDC penetration rate Drilling liquid drilling fluid society of petroleum engineers...
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Paper presented at the Eastern Regional Meeting, October 17–19, 2007
Paper Number: SPE-110127-MS
... Abstract Fort Worth Basin Barnett Shale fiscal success and completion methodology have matured to the point that analog plays all over the North American continent are being actively sought and tested. It is probable that additional potential plays outside the current active areas exist, and...
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Paper presented at the Eastern Regional Meeting, October 17–19, 2007
Paper Number: SPE-111088-MS
...; solution gas oil ratio computed from the neutron and density; pore structure connectivity reflected by the spontaneous potential; the proximity to faults inferred from the density correction log; and original high reservoir pressure determined from changes in resistivity and neutron of overlying shale...
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Paper presented at the Eastern Regional Meeting, October 17–19, 2007
Paper Number: SPE-111063-MS
... Abstract The primary purpose of stimulating fractured shale reservoirs is the extension of the drainage radius via creation of a long fracture sand pack that interconnects with natural fractures thereby establishing a flow channel network to the wellbore. However, there is limited...

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