MR009:
Experimental Approaches to Fine-grained Nano-porous Reservoir Rocks




Poster Only Session: This session has been requested by the conveners to only be offered in poster format. No oral sessions will accompany this session. Learn more


Session ID#: 24759

Session Description:
Fine-grained nano-porous shale formations play a critical role in global hydrocarbon development activity. However, we are currently unable to reliably characterize and predict long-term production performance and associated deformation in these important energy resources. A physical understanding of geomechanical and petrophysical properties is needed for efficient hydrocarbon production. This session aims to address: a) primary experimental challenges for reliable determination of rock properties in shale formations, b) what we should measure, what we can measure, and how we should measure, c) experimental results illuminating fundamental deformation and fluid flow behavior, and d) new interpretation techniques.
Primary Convener:  Athma R. Bhandari, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Conveners:  Hugh Daigle, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Austin, TX, United States and Xiaodong Ma, Stanford University, Department of Geophysics, Stanford, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
Index Terms:

1859 Rocks: physical properties [HYDROLOGY]
5112 Microstructure [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]
5114 Permeability and porosity [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]
5194 Instruments and techniques [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Athma R. Bhandari, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Peter B Flemings, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences & Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, Sebastian Ramiro-Ramirez, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, Austin, United States and Peter J Polito, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States
Erik Rybacki, Johannes Herrmann, Richard Wirth and Georg Dresen, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Eric J Guiltinan, M. Bayani Cardenas, Lane Cockrell and Nicolas Espinoza, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Xin Yi Tan, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Satoru Nakashima, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Yuxiang Zhang1, Troy Barber1, Qinhong Hu1 and Markus Bleuel2, (1)University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States, (2)NIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Nerine Joewondo and Manika Prasad, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States
Kurt Livo and Manika Prasad, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States