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The oils of the northern Tarim Basin are high in saturated hydrocarbons with significant volatilization of lighter hydrocarbons. The reservoir has undergone multistage accumulations with oils occurring in an early stage of intense oil-to-gas cracking.  Most of the gasses are wet.
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This study evaluates the suitability of well log response to predict occurrence and organic richness of Cline shale depositional facies, an unconventional reservoir in the Permian Basin. Successful horizontal drilling correlates well with the most organically enriched petrofacies.
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Timing of petroleum generation is key to a better understanding of petroleum systems. The Re-Os geochronometer directly dates petroleum although low and uniform ratios of Re-Os as well as 187Os/188Os indicate that isotopic overprint is likely during water-oil interaction.
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The objective of this study in the southern Junggar Basin, China, was to understand coalbed methane genesis, investigate abnormal CO2 accumulation, study the development of microbial communities, and identify the source of coalbed water as well as the timing of methanogenesis.
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Fluid-filled water table caves remain open up to 10,000 m in depth while unfilled caves experience collapse around 1,000 m. Thus, caves can develop at near-surface conditions and remain open and intact at depth. Their presence can alter in place pore volume calculations.
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Analysis of 50 oil samples indicate the presence of 5 genetic groups in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico. The results of the study have established a fundamental basis for developing play combinations, which embrace genetically similar oils.
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Existing definitions for active and passive salt diapirism are ambiguous and overlapping. The authors propose that active diapirism be reserved for uploading and folding of a thick roof during diapir rejuvenation, while the absence of a thin roof should not be the key defining factor for passive diapirism.
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Comparative modeling of the tight oil and tight gas systems in the Ordos Basin has shown that integrating sedimentary heterogeneities into basin models can lead to significantly different and more realistic model results. The authors proposed coupled stratigraphic–basin modeling offers an alternative for future basin and petroleum system modeling.
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A basement weakness zone, Northwest Shelf of Australia, was subjected to extension in the latest Triassic to late Middle Jurassic, resulting in systematic segmentation of the Rosemary fault system. The style of basin boundary fault reactivation depends largely on pre-existing structures and temporal stress changes.
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The Bakken and Three Forks are an important thight-oil resource play and a giant continuous accumulation. Many of the reservoirs in the Bakken petroleum system have low porosity and permeability. Reservoir facies with matrix permeability are key ingredients to sweet spot areas.
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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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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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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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