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The potential storage capacity and fluid flow pathways through the Permian White Rim Sandstone, Utah, is evaluated in order to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels. This sandstone would not make a high-quality storage reservoir despite initial, promising outcrop results.
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The aim of this study is to better understand the Niger Delta petroleum systems with a view to predicting source rocks and the mixing percentages of high maturity-sourced oil with those generated at lower thermal maturities across the regions of the delta.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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The purpose of this study is to establish the origin and migration of oil and natural gas and the potential influences of secondary processes in the central part of the Ukrainian Carpathians within the Upper Cretaceous to lower Miocene sequences of the Boryslav-Pokuttya and Skiba nappes.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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The authors examine the question of how much systems-tract scale and three-dimensional stratigraphic variability impact the assignment of systems tracts. This study uses three-dimensional seismic data, regional two-dimensional seismic lines, and boreholes in the Pearl River shelf-margin to deep water.
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This paper evaluates tight oil resources in a petroleum system using a resource assessment method based on an alternative mass balance model. The approach avoids overestimation of the retained amount and generated amount of hydrocarbons in contrast to the previous model.
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A five end-member facies model of the Wolfcamp B and lower Spraberry intervals, Midland Basin, Texas, is a detailed textural, compositional, sedimentologic, and diagenetic approach. This facies model can be used to better understand reservoir quality and distribution throughout the Midland Basin.
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Systematic experiments were conducted to analyze pore structure, wettability, and methane adsorption capacity of Longmaxi Formation shale samples from the southern Sichuan Basin. Results revealed that pore structure significantly affects wettability and methane adsorption capacity of the Longmaxi shale.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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A seismic curvature attribute-based coal texture evaluation method was used to forecast the regional distributions of coal textures, or in-situ particle size, morphological characteristics, and structural components of coal beds southern Qinshui Basin.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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The establishment of shale-gas play risk workflow and the major geologic risks for the lower Cambrian shale-gas play on the Yangtze platform are discussed in this paper. Extremely high thermal maturities and poor hydrocarbon retention are the key geologic risks of this shale-gas play.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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Displacements on fore thrust and back thrust faults drive the structural wedge into surrounding rock, causing distinctive patterns of uplift and folding. These features in the Qaidam Basin, China, are modeled and provide a better understanding of wedge structures.
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To better understand controls on the origin and evolution of brackish groundwater, the hydrogeochemistry of brackish groundwaters was studied within the Triassic Dockum Group across the Midland Basin in Texas. The suitability of Dockum Aquifer water for use in hydraulic fracturing fluid was examined because the area overlies the largest and most productive tight oil province in the United States.
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Urbanization modifies the natural water cycle. In this study, a weighted-rating multicriteria analysis was adopted to quantify the runoff index and to assess the impact of urbanization on the water cycle.
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Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of lithologic formations. The advent of remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) has opened up new vistas in groundwater prospect evaluation, exploration, and management.
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Integrated petrographic and chemostratigraphic studies have enabled the identification of sequence boundaries, sequence stratigraphy, and their system tracts for the Lower Cretaceous strata of the Kurnub Group (Jordan); the latter is underlain by the Jurassic (Callovian) strata and overlain by the Cretaceous (Cenomanian).
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To achieve reclamation certification, oil-and-gas operations in Alberta, Canada are required to monitor the revegetation of idle well pads that no longer support operations. Currently, monitoring is completed by oblique, helicopter-collected photography and on-the-ground field surveys.
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A dramatic increase in unconventional drilling that utilizes hydraulic fracturing to extract oil/gas over the past decade has led to concern over handling and management of produced/flowback water (PFW; hydraulic-fracturing wastewater) because the potential exists for its accidental release into the environment.
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The stress regime in the Illinois Basin was investigated to assess how the rock column might respond to the injection of fluids, including coproduced formation brines and supercritical CO2.This response is a concern because injection practices could increase pore fluid pressure and potentially induce seismicity.
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Development of geothermal energy in sedimentary basins is an attractive option given the availability of data from the oil and gas industry. Previous geothermal studies in sedimentary basins have focused on temperatures and petrophysical properties.
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Surface and airborne gas monitoring programs are becoming an important part of environmental protection in areas favorable for subsurface storage of carbon dioxide. Understanding structural architecture and its effects on the flux of fluids, specifically CO2 and CH4, in the shallow subsurface and atmosphere is helping with designing and implementing next-generation monitoring technologies, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
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This study demonstrates the application of aeromagnetic surveys for locating late 1800s-era oil and gas wells in Hillman State Park. The study area in southwestern Pennsylvania offered several unique challenges to locating legacy wells.
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