Bulletin Article

 
The purpose of this paper is to relate diagenetic processes in deeply buried sandstones in the fourth member of the Eocene Shahejie Formation interval, Bohai Bay Basin, China, to pore-fluid flow changes with progressive burial.
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The purpose of this study is to understand the hydrocarbon charge history of a tight gas reservoir and to provide a model for further exploration through an integrated study including x-ray micro-computed tomography and scanning electron microscopy imaging, natural gas and light oil geochemistry, and fluid inclusion petrography.
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Carboniferous volcanic rocks of the Junggar Basin, China, are primarily andesite and tuff. Diagenetic processes that control reservoir quality are examined. The controlling factors for oil distribution in these volcanic rocks are faulting, fracture development, and degree of weathering.
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The mechanism for petroleum accumulation in the Qinghuangdao 29 oil field, Bohai Sea, China, is examined by analyzing the gas and fluid composition and conduit architecture and calculating the intensity of boundary faults in order to better understand petroleum exploration on the Shijiutuo uplift.
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With intensely fractured tight oil sandstones, caliper log, acoustic log, compensated neutron log, density log, dual induction logs, and laterolog 8 show fracture responses to some extent although other properties can also cause similar responses.
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The authors describe and characterize structural styles, deformation timing, and thrusting sequence in the southern Junggar fold-and-thrust belt and show how the complex geometric and kinematic evolution of individual fault-related folds impacted petroleum prospectivity.
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Bulletin E P Note

 
Structures related to the Penglai 19-3 and 25-6 fields are fault restraining bends produced by dextral strike-slip movement on faults within the Tan-Lu fault zone, east China. These structures formed after deposition of source rocks and are favorable locations for hydrocarbon accumulation.
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Explorer Emphasis

 

The Catoosa Test Facility recently completed a $2.5 million expansion that will double borehole testing capacity for oilfield manufacturers in the research and development phase of new product development.

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Basins around the world hold identified potential for unconventional resource development and a combination of exploration, assessment and evaluation seems certain to uncover other favorable plays.

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Explorer President’s Column

 

One of the most gratifying functions I have had the honor to perform as AAPG president is the interaction with those selected to receive awards from AAPG.

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Field Seminar

Houston Texas United States 06 April, 2017 06 April, 2017 36592
 
Houston, Texas, United States
6 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This field trip focuses on the late Quaternary depositional systems of the upper Texas coast, including the Brazos River and its wave-dominated delta, the Oyster Creek meanderbelt, Follets Island, the San Luis Pass tidal delta, and Galveston Island. The trip will emphasize the physical processes associated with shaping these various depositional environments, and will discuss the stratigraphic occurrence of sand bodies associated with these coastal systems. There will be a focus on linking physical processes to the geological record, and also describing the sequence stratigraphic framework of the upper Texas coastal systems.

Houston Texas United States 31 March, 2017 01 April, 2017 36560
 
Houston, Texas, United States
31 March - 1 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This course combines detailed investigations of modern fluvial, estuarine, deltaic, shoreface, and tidal inlet depositional environments with subsurface examples in core to provide participants with a more holistic understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of shallow marine and fluvial reservoirs.

Short Course

Houston Texas United States 02 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35013
 
Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This course will provide an overview of concepts, tools, and methods commonly used for assessment of exploration risks associated with hydrocarbon charge, with emphasis on geochemical methods and applications.

Houston Texas United States 06 April, 2017 07 April, 2017 35076
 
Houston, Texas, United States
6-7 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This course is designed to provide the industry geologist and engineer with a working knowledge of fracture characteristics and variability as they affect production in hydrocarbon reservoirs. This is a hands-on, applied course in fracture interpretation, description, analysis, and effects.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35010
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This course reviews the basin analysis methods and workflows used in oil and gas exploration, with special emphasis on the integration of geologic, geophysical and geochemical data.

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