B013:
Biogeochemical and Microbial Dynamics of Shale Formations and Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids





Session ID#: 25695

Session Description:
Unconventional production using hydraulic fracturing has transformed the oil and gas industry, becoming a critical part of our energy portfolio.  Although this revolution is advancing worldwide, little is understood about the biogeochemical interactions and alterations taking place among reservoir rocks and fracture networks, formation waters, frac fluids, and the microbial communities within each of these systems.  Lack of such knowledge may potentiate inefficiencies in extraction, produced water treatment, and biocide application.  We invite fundamental and applied research from field, experiment, and theory regarding biogeochemical, hydrologic, and geomechanical processes.  Areas of interest include: organic-inorganic-microbial interactions among reservoir rocks, formation waters, and frac fluids; microbiology and biogeochemistry of shale formations and deep subsurface waters; mineral transformations and microbial metabolism of geological material; biogenic gas production; chemistry and microbiology of frac fluids and produced waters; fracture generation and propagation; coupling between engineered micro-fracture networks and induced geochemical processes; leakage and environmental impacts.
Primary Convener:  Donna L. Drogos, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States
Conveners:  John P. Kaszuba, Karen Wawrousek and Michael A. Urynowicz, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States
Index Terms:

0448 Geomicrobiology [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0463 Microbe/mineral interactions [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1055 Organic and biogenic geochemistry [GEOCHEMISTRY]
5104 Fracture and flow [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Anne Elizabeth Booker1, Mikayla Borton1, Rebecca A Daly1, Carrie Nicora2, Sue Welch1, Devendra Dusane1, Michael Johnston1, Shikha Sharma3, Paula J Mouser1, David R Cole1, Mary Suzanne Lipton2, Kelly C. Wrighton1 and Michael Wilkins1, (1)Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (3)West Virginia University, Department of Geology and Geography, Morgantown, WV, United States
Shikha Sharma1, Travis Wilson2, Kelly C. Wrighton3, Mikayla Borton3 and Bridget O'Banion3, (1)West Virginia University, Department of Geology and Geography, Morgantown, WV, United States, (2)West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States, (3)Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States
Pouyan Ebrahimi and Javier Vilcaez, Oklahoma State University Main Campus, Stillwater, OK, United States
Andrew J Sumner and Desiree Plata, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States
Daniel Edward Connors, Jordan Bradfish, Roland Peter DeBruyn, Joseph Zemetra and Helen Mitchell, Transworld Technologies Inc., Golden, CO, United States
Florian Osselin1, Michael Nightingale2, Wolfram Kloppmann3, Eric Gaucher4, Christopher Clarkson2 and Bernhard Mayer1, (1)University of Calgary, Department of Geoscience, Calgary, AB, Canada, (2)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (3)BRGM, Cedex, France, (4)Total, Pau, France
Tae-hee Koo1, Toshihiro Kogure2 and Jin-wook Kim1, (1)Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan
Jayne E. Rattray1, Anirban Chakraborty1, Bernie B Bernard2, James Brooks2 and Casey RJ Hubert1, (1)University of Calgary, Biological Sciences, Calgary, AB, Canada, (2)TDI-Brooks International, Inc., College Station, TX, United States
Mark James Krzmarzick, Aubrey McCutchan, Jeanne Carroll and Tania Lozano, Oklahoma State University Main Campus, Stillwater, OK, United States
Karen Wawrousek1, Donna L. Drogos1, Michael A. Urynowicz1, Charles Nye2 and Scott Quillinan2, (1)University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States, (2)University of Wyoming, Carbon Management Institute, Laramie, WY, United States
Donna L. Drogos1, Charles Nye2, Scott Quillinan2, Michael A. Urynowicz1 and Karen Wawrousek1, (1)University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States, (2)University of Wyoming, Carbon Management Institute, Laramie, WY, United States
Djuna M Gulliver1, James B Gardiner2, Barbara G Kutchko3, Alexandra Hakala4, Richard Spaulding4, Mary K Tkach5 and Daniel Ross6, (1)NETL-DOE, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, (2)AECOM, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, (3)National Energy Technology Lab, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, (4)Research and Innovation Center, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, (5)ORISE, Pittsburgh, United States, (6)AECOM, Pittsburgh, United States
Boya Xiong1, Travis Tasker1, Zachary Miller2, Selina Roman-White2, Benjamin Farina2, Bethany Piechowicz2, William Burgos1, Prachi Joshi1, Liang Zhu3, Christopher Gorski1, Andrew Zydney2 and Manish Kumar4, (1)Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States, (2)Department of Chemical Engineering, the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States, (3)Department of Material Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States, (4)Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States

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