Petrophysical evaluation and uncertainty analysis of Roseneath and Murteree shales reservoirs in Cooper Basin, Australia (a case study)

Jadoon, Quaid Khan, Roberts, Eric, Blenkinsop, Thomas, Wust, Raphael A.J., and Shah, Syed Anjum (2016) Petrophysical evaluation and uncertainty analysis of Roseneath and Murteree shales reservoirs in Cooper Basin, Australia (a case study). Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 147. pp. 330-345.

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Abstract

This study investigates petrophysical characteristics of lacustrine Permian Murteree and Roseneath shales in relation to reservoir evaluation of the most prospective gas shale plays in the Cooper Basin, Australia. Both shales were investigated for gas volumes by employing unconventional petrophysical techniques through a combination of source rock parameters acquired by geochemical analysis, and integrating the extracted parameters into log interpretation and core studies. Modeling mineralogical composition using wireline logs require the selection of a proper mineral model. In this study, the mineral model was built in the Interactive Petrophysics (IP's) Mineral Solver module by integrating all regional sedimentological, petrographic, SEM (Scanning electronic microscope), pulse decay and X-ray diffraction data (XRD) from core and chip cutting samples. This study developed a mineral grouping framework to assist in the selection of a proper model to easily solve complex shale gas reservoirs for gas volumes. Furthermore, the permeability of both shales depends on in-situ confining stress and permeability of these cores and can be calculated through decay rate of a pressure pulse applied to experimental data. Subsequent to the integrated study as explained above, it is concluded on the basis of extruded parameters (shale porosity, permeability, volume of kerogen, volume of brittle minerals and water saturation) that Murteree formation exhibits better potential than Roseneath formation in and around Nappameri, Patchawarra and Tenappera troughs, while poor potential is exhibited in the Allunga trough. The only location where Roseneath exhibits better potential is in Encounter-01 well.

Item ID: 46481
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: shale gas; Roseneath; Murteree; petrophysical; mineral model; TOC; XRD
ISSN: 1873-4715
Funders: James Cook University Graduate Research Scheme (JCU GRS)
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 01:21
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040301 Basin Analysis @ 80%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040310 Sedimentology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8501 Energy Exploration > 850103 Oil and Gas Exploration @ 80%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences @ 20%
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