Shale Across All Scales

Session ID#: 26373

Session Description:
Shale constitutes 25% of the earth's surface and hosts strategic elements, minerals, and energy resources at depth, and has been proposed as a possible host rock for geological storage of nuclear waste. Studying shale is difficult, however, because of its small particle and pore sizes and complexity of structure. In this session we will highlight presentations that elucidate the chemistry, structure and hydrology of shale with an eye toward its reactivity, transport properties, and its importance in the global economy, spanning environments from the deep subsurface to the critical zone. Speakers will emphasize new studies on the chemistry and structure of shale, anomalous transport and reactivity in shales, how shale is formed and why it hosts strategic natural gas resources, and new techniques of energy extraction.
Primary Convener:  Carl I Steefel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Conveners:  Susan L Brantley, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States, Qingyun Li, Stanford University, Department of Geological Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States and Xin Gu, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States

  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • H - Hydrology
  • MR - Mineral and Rock Physics
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
Index Terms:

1009 Geochemical modeling [GEOCHEMISTRY]
1879 Watershed [HYDROLOGY]
3675 Sedimentary petrology [MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY]
5114 Permeability and porosity [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

David R Cole, Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States and Alberto Striolo, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Chris Neuzil, USGS, Reston, VA, United States
Christophe Tournassat1,2, Carl I Steefel2 and Stéphane Gaboreau3, (1)Université d'Orléans - CNRS/INSU - BRGM, UMR 7327 Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Orléans, France, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)BRGM, French Geological Survey, Orléans, France
Anastasia Ilgen1, Michael Aman2, D. Nicolas Espinoza2, Mark A Rodriguez3, James Griego1, Thomas A Dewers4, Joshua Feldman1, Thomas Stewart1 and Robert Charles Choens II1, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (3)Sandia National Laboraotries, Albuquerqie, NM, United States, (4)Sandia National Laboratories, Department of Geomechanics, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Susan L Brantley, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States and Xin Gu, Penn state university, State College, PA, United States
Jon E Olson, Univ Texas, Austin, TX, United States

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