Detailed profiling organic carbon content of oil shales with thermal core logging technique

E. Popov, Y. Popov, R. Romushkevich, M. Spasennykh, E. Kozlova

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    The development of a thermal core logging technique as a field-scale geophysical technique presented new possibilities for multiphysical testing of shales, e.g. preparation of representative databases of the thermal properties for basin modeling and hydrodynamic modeling for thermal methods of EOR, and practical application of correlations between shale thermal conductivity and total organic carbon. The technique of determination of oil shale total organic carbon from the thermal core logging data was developed that provides detailed continuous high-resolution profiling total organic carbon of oil shales along wells. The technique was studied and tested on more than 11 500 oil shale samples from Bazhenov and Domanic Formations when more than 1250 shale samples were also tested for total organic carbon content with Rock-Eval pyrolysis. The data on shale total organic carbon obtained from the measurements with pyrolysis allow to calibrate and control the results of total organic carbon determinations from the thermal core logging. Continuous profiling total organic carbon from continuous thermal core logging provides reasonable selection of shale samples for future investigations and are basis for basin modeling and calculation of reserves.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication6th EAGE Shale Workshop
    PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
    ISBN (Electronic)9789462822870
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event6th EAGE Shale Workshop - Bordeaux, France
    Duration: 28 Apr 20191 May 2019

    Publication series

    Name6th EAGE Shale Workshop


    Conference6th EAGE Shale Workshop


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