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TitleEstimation of generated and retained gas volume of the Besa River formation in Liard basin through 3-dimensional static geochemical modeling
SourceGeofluids vol. 2020, 8859306, 2020 p. 1-10, Open Access logo Open Access
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20200618
PublisherHindawi Limited
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf; html
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Lat/Long WENS-125.2681 -123.2011 59.8447 58.8136
SubjectsScience and Technology; geochemistry; hydrocarbons; organic carbon; organic materials; shales; gas; source rocks; modelling; Liard Basin
Illustrationslocation maps; stratigraphic correlations; isopach maps; cross-plots; diagrams
Released2020 12 02
AbstractThe Besa River Formation mainly comprises argillaceous sediments, and the upper shale bed of the Formation has been considered as a prospective shale gas reservoir. The maturity and quantity of organic matter found in source rock are considered as factors for evaluating resource value. Original hydrogen index (HIo) and total organic carbon (TOCo) are considered as properties to estimate generated gas volume in shale gas reservoirs. Generally, TOCo and HIo are determined via geochemical analysis of organic matter and calculated from well-log data like density, sonic data, and resistivity. In this study, these properties were measured or calculated by using geological analysis data and bulk-density log, and then the prospective area from the geochemical perspective in Liard Basin is defined by realizing a 3-dimensional static geochemical model. To validate the static model, the gas-in-place (GIP) (496 Bcf/section) of the production well in this study area was compared with GIP (262 Bcf/section) in the static model. Expulsion efficiency was considered as 0.6. The result implies that this model has a method of informative assessment with regard to undeveloped shale gas resources. The static model provides spatial information for generated and retained gas volume in the Besa River Formation, Liard Basin.

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