Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
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ISSN: 2381-8719

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Mehdi Ostadhassan

  • Research Article
    Characterization and Quantification of the Pore Structures of the Shale Oil Reservoir Formations in Multiscale
    Author(s): Kouqi Liu and Mehdi OstadhassanKouqi Liu and Mehdi Ostadhassan

    Pore structures can significantly impact the mechanical and physical properties of the rock such as permeability, strength and durability. Understanding the microstructures of the rocks accurately and quantitatively is essential to petroleum engineering for evaluating and development of oil and gas, especially for the unconventional reserves with abundant interior nanoscale pores such as shale. In this paper, we studied the pore structures of rock samples from Middle Bakken Formation which is a typical unconventional reservoir in North America. High resolution SEM images of five samples were derived after sample preparation. After determining the threshold of the images, we extracted the pore spaces at various magnifications and determined the representative elementary area (REA). Then we analyzed the pore structures properties such as pore size distributions and pore shape distributi.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2381-8719.1000299

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