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Geology and engineering characteristics of selected low-permeability gas sandstones

Robert J. Finley

Geology and engineering characteristics of selected low-permeability gas sandstones

a national survey

by Robert J. Finley

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Published by Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Tex .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Sandstone -- United States.,
    • Natural gas -- Geology -- United States.,
    • Gas wells -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Robert J. Finley assisted by Stephen W. Speer with contributions by Richard J. Diecchio.
      SeriesReport of investigations ;, no. 138, Report of investigations (University of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Economic Geology) ;, no. 138.
      ContributionsSpeer, Stephen W., Diecchio, Richard J.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE167 .T42 no. 138, QE471.15.S25 .T42 no. 138
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 220 p. :
      Number of Pages220
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3004120M
      LC Control Number84623577

        However, such a low permeability cut‐off is not related to sorting, grain size or authigenic quartz cementation. At a small scale, permeability varies laterally by two orders of magnitude from mD to mD in a single, approximately 3 m thick tight sandstone bed over a . which consists of front delta sheet sandstones, underwater distributary fluvial sand bodies, and sandbars along the banks of shallow lakes. The average porosity and permeability of its sandstones is 20% and md, respectively. It is a typical low-permeability reservoir in the periphery of the Daqing oilfield.

        It Depends:) As this question is asked in the Oil/Gas-industry section I will focus on consolidated rocks for industry-relevant settings. First let’s state that, on average, for consolidated rocks, shale has the lowest permeability out of those 3. A review of gas relative permeability (k rg) studies of low-permeability sandstones indicates that they can be modeled using the Corey equation, but scarce data near the critical gas saturation (S gc) limit k rg modeling at high water saturations. Confined mercury injection capillary pressure and coupled electrical resistance measurements on.

      Sandstones of the Xujiahe Formation are characterized by low feldspar content and both secondary and micro-fracture porosity. Porosity and permeability analyses of core samples show a broad but low porosity range from to % (average %) and wide but low permeability range (– mD, average mD). An Assessment of gas resources in low-permeability sandstones of the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group, Piceance basin, Colorado Open-File Report By: R.C. Johnson, R.A. Crovelli, C.W. Spencer, and R.F. Mast.


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Geology and engineering characteristics of selected low-permeability gas sandstones by Robert J. Finley Download PDF EPUB FB2

Buy Geology and Engineering Characteristics of Selected Low-Permeability Gas Sandstones: A National Survey (Reports of Investigations, No ) on FREE SHIPPING on. Get this from a library. Geology and engineering characteristics of selected low-permeability gas sandstones: a national survey.

[Robert J Finley; Stephen W Speer; Richard J Diecchio]. Finley, R. J.,Geology and Engineering Characteristics of Selected Low-Permeability Gas Sandstones: A National Survey: The University of texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations No.: $ The Devonian shale sequences are dominantly marine shale but include some siltstone and sandstone.

Tight gas sandstone formations of other than Devonian age are present throughout the United States and consist primarily of fluvial and marine sandstones and siltstones.

In addition, gas also occurs in low-permeability marine carbonate reservoirs. 1. Introduction. The storage and seepage of oil and gas in low-permeability reservoirs are controlled by pore types, pore size distribution, pore shape, pore throat, and connectivity (Liang et al., ).Studying the characteristics of pore structures is essential for understanding and evaluating the storage and seepage capacity of low-permeability reservoirs (Sakhaee-Pour and Bryant, ).Cited by: 4.

Understanding gas production from low-permeability sandstones requires an understanding of the in situ porosity, brine saturation, and effective gas permeability at reservoir brine saturation.

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The recent literature carries an ongoing discussion regarding the nature of gas accumulations in lowpermeability sandstones. In the National Assessment of Oil and Gas Resources (Gautier et al., ), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are classified a number of low-permeability sandstone gas plays 1 as “continuous” (see Fig.

1).These plays have been assessed to contain trillion. RI / Finley / GEOLOGY AND ENGINEERING CHARACTERISTICS OF SELECTED LOW-PERMEABILITY GAS SANDSTONES: A NATIONAL SURVEY, Austin,pb, pages, 91 figs., tables, new, $ 25 RI / Gregory / ENHANCED GAS RECOVERY FROM WATERED-OUT RESERVOIRS, Port Arthur Field, Jefferson County, Texas, Austin,pb, 58 pages, 45 figs., 7.

Jonah field is a giant gas field producing from extremely low-porosity and low-permeability sandstones. Wire-line – log data from 62 wells near the center of the field were studied to. Production characteristics of low-permeability gas reservoirs are, however, in large part controlled by the diagenesis of the sediment.

In these 24 formations, authigenic quartz and clays have the greatest effect on reducing permeability, quartz by occluding intergranular pores and clays by increasing water saturation because of their high.

Low permeability sandstones encased in shaly source rocks can be charged with gas. The pressure will build and the tight sandstones will be overpressured, but a low permeability barrier above them will contain the gas. Once a certain pressure threshold is reached, the gas will begin leaking through the low permeability barrier and escape updip.

TIGHT GAS SANDS: OVERVIEW • Formal definition of “tight” is a reservoir with permeability less than mD (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) • Typically also low porosity (∅ gas sand reservoirs currently account for approximately 19% of total U.S.

gas production (Oil and Gas Investor, ) ¾Estimated reserves in all unconventional reservoirs is approximately. @article{osti_, title = {Depositional systems and productive characteristics of major low-permeability gas sandstones in Texas}, author = {Finely, R.J.

and Seni, S.J. and Tyler, N. and Lin, Z.S.}, abstractNote = {Major tight gas sandstones in Texas range from lenticular to blanket geometry, from hydropressured to geopressured, and from Pennsylvanian to Eocene in age.

Full text of "Engineering characteristics of the rocks of Pennsylvania: environmental geology supplement to the state geologic map / by Alan R. Geyer and J. Peter Wilshusen, Pennsylvania Geological Survey.

2d ed., revised, " See other formats. Aquitards have very low permeability and do not transfer water well at all. In fact, in the ground they often act as a barrier to water flow and separate two aquifers. The one key exception is that aquitards can have high porosity and hold lots of water however, due to the their low permeability they are unable to transmit it from pore to pore.

accumulation in low-permeability tight sandstones of a conventional trap (Shanley et al., ). The difference between these two theories can have a huge impact on the strategy for gas exploration in tight sandstones and the estimate of worldwide gas resources in.

@article{osti_, title = {Geologic and engineering analysis of blanket-geometry tight gas sandstones}, author = {Finley, R.J. and O'Shea, P.A.}, abstractNote = {A comparative survey of over 30 blanket-geometry tight gas sandstones in 16 sedimentary basins was prepared for the Gas Research Institute.

For each stratigraphic unit a uniform set of information was obtained on general.Oil and natural gas forms within these shale units and then migrates upwards. Some of the oil and gas becomes trapped in the yellow sandstone to form an oil and gas reservoir. This is a "conventional" reservoir - meaning that the oil and gas can flow through the pore space of the sandstone and be produced from the well.As we deplete conventional oil and gas reserves, “unconventional” energy resources are increasingly important to US and international energy supplies.

Today, for example, coal beds, shales, and low-permeability (tight) sandstones, combined, account for more than 40% of the U.S. natural gas supply.