Understanding the similarities and differences in shales is key to optimized exploitation. Therefore the primary objective of this project is to provide operators with measured geological, petrophysical, geomechanical, geochemical, and production properties of numerous shales in order to improve their formation evaluation and to optimize stimulation and production.
This project consists of the characterization and evaluation of numerous conventional cores taken from multiple shale formations. Shale reservoirs are being analyzed for their geological, petrophysical, geomechanical, geochemical, and production properties. These data are integrated with well logs, stimulation designs, and production test information.
The resulting database and complete case histories will provide operators with valuable information not only on their own wells in a particular play, but also on other operator's wells in other shale formations. The project will be focused on evaluating numerous different shales in a variety of North American basins.
Specific project objectives include:
* In progress and available for participation