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Shale Reservoirs: Giant Resources for the 21st Century - Memoir 97

Product Code: 1116
Series: AAPG Memoirs
Author/Editor: Edited by J. A. Breyer
Publication Date: 01 August 2012
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AAPG Memoir 97

Shale reservoirs are not new. The first commercial hydrocarbon production in the United States was from a well drilled in 1821 in a shale gas reservoir. By 2000, more than 28,000 wells had been drilled in shale gas reservoirs. Rising gas prices and technological advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing associated with the development of the Barnett Shale led to a boom in shale gas development in the early years of the 21st century. Now the exploitation of shale reservoirs is turning to natural gas liquids, condensate, and oil.

Far from being isotropic and homogeneous, as once naively envisioned, shale reservoirs are complexly layered accumulations of fine-grained sediment. Geologic variation on scales ranging from that of stratal architecture to that of lamination within individual beds must be understood in order to locate and exploid areas of higher production within shale reservoirs. Shale reservoirs remain largely geologic plays - notmerely lease plays or strictly engineering plays made possible by improvements in drilling and completion technology.

 

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Type: Book
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Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-0-89181-379-8
Publisher: AAPG
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 68
Weight: 0.75 kg

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