Bulletin Article

 
The Triassic Yanchang Formation contains the main oil-bearing strata in the Ordos Basin, central China. But the sedimentology of the Late Triassic is still under debate, and flood-generated hyperpycnal-flow deposits and their implications for unconventional petroleum development long have been overlooked.
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Jimusar sag, which lies in the Junggar Basin, is an important tight oil study area in China. However, the properties and origin of the crude oil and the geochemical characteristics of the tight oil from the Lucaogou Formation have not yet been studied.
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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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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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Explorer Emphasis

 

By one measure, 2016 shaped up to be the worst time for international oil and gas discoveries in years. By another, last year looks like the worst for international oil additions in decades.

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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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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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