Geofluids

Mechanisms of Shale Oil and Gas Accumulation


Publishing date
01 Jun 2021
Status
Published
Submission deadline
29 Jan 2021

Lead Editor

1Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China

2Sinopec Petroleum Exploration and Production Research Institute, Beijing, China

3University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

4China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China


Mechanisms of Shale Oil and Gas Accumulation

Description

In recent years, with the change of geological thinking and the progress of horizontal well drilling and fracturing technology, shale oil and gas have been greatly explored and developed in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, and other countries. Explored basins include the Appalachain basin, Illinois basin, Fort Worth basin in North America, Sichuan basin, Ordos Basin, Junggar Basin in China, Beetaloo basin, and Perth basin in Australia Basin, both of which show good exploration prospects.

However, while drilling a number of high-yield shale oil and gas wells, there are also some shale oil and gas wells with low production or even no oil and gas. In the same exploration areas, the oil and gas production difference is also large. How to reduce the exploration risk and define the favourable exploration target is an urgent problem to be solved. With the increase of well data and the application of advanced analytical and testing methods, the research on shale sequence, sedimentation, reservoir, and shale oil and gas accumulation can be further deepened. Moreover, with the development of this research, scholars have begun to realize that the deep fluid activity in the crust has an important impact on the organic matter enrichment, shale reservoir, and shale oil and gas accumulation, but at present, the research in these fields is insufficient.

This Special Issue aims to collate articles relating to shale sequence, sedimentation, fine characterization of shale reservoirs, shale oil and gas accumulation mechanisms, and the influence of deep crustal fluid activities on organic matter enrichment. Original research and review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Sequence division and sedimentary characteristics of shale
  • Accumulation mechanism of organic matter
  • Fine characterization of shale reservoirs
  • Sealing capacity of shale reservoirs
  • Studies on shale gas preservation conditions
  • Shale oil and gas accumulation mechanisms
  • The influence of deep crustal fluid on organic matter enrichment, shale reservoirs and shale oil and gas accumulation

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5586065
  • - Research Article

Geochemical Characteristics of the Middle Devonian Dacaozi-Tanshanping Shale Strata in the Yanyuan Basin, Southwest China: Implications for Organic Matter Accumulation and Preservation

Ziya Zhang | Wei Yang | ... | Qun Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6688141
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Favorable Shale Gas Intervals in Dawuba Formation of Ziyun Area, South Qian Depression

Kun Yuan | Wenhui Huang | ... | Rong Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5567491
  • - Research Article

Research on the Oil-Bearing Difference of Bedding Fractures: A Case Study of Lucaogou Formation in Jimsar Sag

Jia Lu | Chen Zhang | ... | Haowei Yuan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5582262
  • - Research Article

Petrographic Characterization and Maceral Controls on Porosity in Overmature Marine Shales: Examples from Ordovician-Silurian Shales in China and the U.S.

Lin Wei | Shasha Sun | ... | Xiong Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5538174
  • - Research Article

Early Paleozoic Extension-Compression Transition and Formation of a Paleo-Oil Reservoir System in the NW Sichuan Basin: Implications for Deeply Buried Hydrocarbon Accumulation

Xiao Liang | Shu-gen Liu | ... | Xu-hang Tan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5579169
  • - Research Article

Three-Dimensional Morphology and Connectivity of Organic Pores in Shale from the Wufeng and Longmaxi Formations at the Southeast Sichuan Basin in China

Tao Jiang | Zhijun Jin | ... | Jianhua Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5591681
  • - Research Article

Quantitative Characterization and Determination of the Main Factors That Control Fracture Development in the Lower Paleozoic Shale in Southeastern Chongqing, China

Zhiping Zhang | Xiangye Kong | ... | Xianfeng Tan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6646311
  • - Research Article

Characteristics of Hydration Damage and Its Influence on Permeability of Lamellar Shale Oil Reservoirs in Ordos Basin

Pengfei Zhao | Xiangyu Fan | ... | Jinhua Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6674815
  • - Research Article

Characteristics and Origin of Methane Adsorption Capacity of Marine, Transitional, and Lacustrine Shales in Sichuan Basin, China

Xianglu Tang | Wei Wu | ... | Jiajing Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5562532
  • - Research Article

A Comparative Study of the Micropore Structure between the Transitional and Marine Shales in China

Pengfei Jiao | Genshun Yao | ... | Shiluo Wang
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