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1. Giant discoveries of oil and gas fields in global deepwaters in the past 40 years and the prospect of exploration

February 2019
Gongcheng Zhang | Hongjun Qu | Guojun Chen | Chong Zhao | Fenglian Zhang | Haizhang Yang | Zhao Zhao | Ming Ma

Deepwater exploration has been developed for more than 40 years since 1975; generally, its exploration history can be divided into the beginning stage (1975–1984), the early stage (1985–1995) and the...

2. Present status of Bangladesh gas fields and future development: A review

December 2019
M. Hassan Shetol | M. Moklesur Rahman | Ratneshwar Sarder | M. Ismail Hossain | F. Kabir Riday

Natural gas, played vital role as main energy source to the rapid development of Bangladesh, production and consumption has been increased drastically during last decades. Geological and geophysical...

3. Status and prospects of deep oil and gas resources exploration and development onshore China

February 2018
Chunchun Xu | Weihong Zou | Yueming Yang | Yong Duan | Yang Shen | Bing Luo | Chao Ni | Xiaodong Fu | Jianyong Zhang

Many significant breakthroughs have been made in regards to deep oil and gas exploration and development in recent years. However, a systematic analysis has not been carried out on the progress, challenges,...

4. Structural characteristics and main controlling factors on petroleum accumulation in Zagros Basin, Middle East

October 2018
Xiaobing Liu | Zhixin Wen | Zhaoming Wang | Chengpeng Song | Zhengjun He

Zagros Basin is one of the essential basins in the Middle East with the giant oil and gas reserves. It is indicated by regional tectonic and sedimentary evolution, basin structural division, petroleum...

5. Types and characteristics of carbonate reservoirs and their implication on hydrocarbon exploration: A case study from the eastern Tarim Basin, NW China

February 2017
Shiwei Huang | You Zhang | Xingping Zheng | Qifa Zhu | Guanming Shao | Yanqing Cao | Xiguang Chen | Zhao Yang | Xiaojia Bai

Carbonate rocks are deposited in the Ordovician, Cambrian, and Sinian of eastern Tarim Basin with a cumulative maximum thickness exceeding 2000 m. They are the main carriers of oil and gas, and a great...

6. Geochemical characteristics of Middle-Upper Ordovician source rocks in the Kalpin outcrop profiles and marine oil-source correlation, Tarim Basin, NW China

June 2020
Anlai Ma | Huili Li | Jiehao Li | Xiaopeng Gao | Fan Wang | Yao Yao | Fan Feng

The Middle-Upper Ordovician source rocks developed in six outcrop profiles in the Kalpin area, Tarim Basin, NW China were analyzed using an organic geochemical screening method. Most TOC values of source...

7. Accumulation mechanism and controlling factors of the continuous hydrocarbon plays in the Lower Triassic Baikouquan Formation of the Mahu Sag, Junggar Basin, China

August 2016
Ablimit Imin | Yong Tang | Jian Cao | Gangqiang Chen | Jing Chen | Keyu Tao

Hydrocarbon exploration in the Mahu Sag of the northwestern Junggar Basin has recently resulted in a significant discovery that defined the new “continuous oil plays” in the Lower Triassic Baikouquan...

8. Discussion on the characteristics and controlling factors of differential enrichment of shale gas in the Wufeng-Longmaxi formations in south China

June 2020
Zhen Qiu | Caineng Zou | Hongyan Wang | Dazhong Dong | Bin Lu | Zhenhong Chen | Dexun Liu | Guizhong Li | Hanlin Liu | Jianglin He | Lin Wei

The annual output of shale gas from the Wufeng-Longmaxi formations in South China reached 15.4 × 109 m3 in 2019, which makes Sichuan basin the second-largest shale gas producing area in the world. Based...

9. Petrological, He–Ne–Ar and Sr–Nd–Pb geochemical of volcanic rocks constraint on tectonic settings and geodynamic process of the Carboniferous, East Junggar

April 2020
Jianming Guo | Hailong Fan | Shengyin Zhang | Xiang Liu | Tao Wu | Wanyun Ma | Shuncun Zhang | Hui Guo

The Karamaili ophiolite belt is an important tectonic unit in the East Junggar terrane, Xinjiang, China, and provides a material basis for the study of subduction, accretion and collision processes,...

10. Reliability evaluation and management of PetroChina's large-scale system of natural gas pipeline networks

October 2019
Mingfei Li | Honglong Zheng | Xiangdong Xue | Luning Xue | Muyang Ai | Wenhua Ma

To adapt to the current situation of large-scale and network development of China's natural gas pipeline industry, we must pay attention to the gas transmission support capability of the entire pipeline...

11. Advancement in application of diamondoids on organic geochemistry

August 2016
Anlai Ma

Diamondoids occur in all kinds of fossil fuels. Due to peculiar cage molecular structures, diamondoids have been widely used in the maturity assessment of high mature to over-mature oils as well as...

12. Geological characteristics, main challenges and future prospect of shale gas

December 2017
Caineng Zou | Qun Zhao | Dazhong Dong | Zhi Yang | Zhen Qiu | Feng Liang | Nan Wang | Yong Huang | Anxiang Duan | Qin Zhang | Zhiming Hu

The development of shale gas in the United States has made a breakthrough, profoundly changed the pattern of oil and gas supply. It created the “shale gas revolution” on a global scale. Based on the...

13. Quantification of clay mineral microporosity and its application to water saturation and effective porosity estimation: A case study from Upper Ordovician reservoir, Libya

June 2019
Abubaker Alansari | Ahmed Mohamad Ahmed Salim | Hammad Tariq Janjuhah | Abdul Hadi Bin Abd Rahman | Nuri Mohamed Fello

The relative volume of clay minerals contributing to the microporosity is the main feature that influences the estimation of water saturation in hydrocarbon reservoirs. For developing a genuine understanding...

14. Pore size distribution in the tight sandstone reservoir of the Ordos Basin, China and their differential origin

April 2020
Wei Wang | Yushuang Zhu | Caili Yu | Le Zhao | Dayou Chen

The micro-nano pore throat system widely developed in tight sandstone is the essential difference between tight sandstone reservoir and conventional sandstone reservoir; it is also the main factor affecting...

15. The pore size distribution and its relationship with shale gas capacity in organic-rich mudstone of Wufeng-Longmaxi Formations, Sichuan Basin, China

June 2016
Yu Zhang | Deyong Shao | Jianping Yan | Xiangjuan Jia | Yanfang Li | Ping Yu | Tongwei Zhang

The pore size distribution for the 23 fresh outcrop shale samples collected from Shuanghe Town and Changning County, as well as the 14 core samples collected from the Qianqian 1 core well in southeast...

16. Application of ultra-deep sandstone reservoirs prediction technology under controlled seismic facies in Yudong block of Tabei Uplift, Tarim Basin, China

June 2020
Zhou Su | Yongfu Liu | Jianfa Han | Haining Luo | Fengying Yang | Yuzhe Cui | Peng Peng | Huifang Zhang | Liang Du | Zheng Liu

Thin sand layers are widely developed in the Cretaceous Baxigai Formation in the Yudong area, western Tabei Uplift, and series of lithologic traps controlled by the structures are formed. The thickness...

17. Geological characteristics and exploration prospect of oil and gas from the sandstone of the Silurian Xiaoheba Formation in the Sichuan Basin, China

June 2020
Wei Yang | Guoqi Wei | Dejiang Li | Mancang Liu | Wuren Xie | Hui Jin | Juehong Shen | Cuiguo Hao | Xiaodan Wang

The sandstone of the Silurian Xiaoheba Formation in the Sichuan Basin is poorly understood and the exploration prospect is unclear. The geological characteristics of oil and gas from the aspects of...

18. Mineral characteristic of rocks and its impact on the reservoir quality of He 8 tight sandstone of Tianhuan area, Ordos Basin, China

August 2019
Yang Gao | Zhizhang Wang | Yuanqi She | Shiguo Lin | Mingpeng Lin | Chunlin Zhang

Tight sandstone reservoirs have low porosity, low permeability, and strong heterogeneity; therefore the reservoir quality becomes the main concern in an exploration. In this paper, the research on the...

19. Formation and distribution of large lithologic-stratigraphic oil & gas fields (provinces)

February 2018
Shizhen Tao | Xuanjun Yuan | Lianhua Hou | Guosheng Zhang | Fan Yang | Xiaowan Tao | Yanzhao Wei | Xin Li | Chenglong Zhang | Lan Wang | Guoxin Sun | Ying Wang | Changhai Gao

Since the “Tenth Five-Year Plan”, lithologic and stratigraphic reservoirs have been the main contribution of both the discovery as well as reserve and production increase in China; there were about...

20. Review of the chemometrics application in oil-oil and oil-source rock correlations

August 2018
Yao-Ping Wang | Yan-Rong Zou | Jian-Ting Shi | Jun Shi

Chemometric methods have unique advantages regarding comprehensive consideration of multiple parameters and the classification of samples or variables. The above is especially suitable for the data...

21. Distribution pattern and main factors controlling hydrocarbon accumulation of global oil and gas-rich deepwater basins

June 2018
Hongjun Qu | Gongcheng Zhang | Shuo Chen

It is observed from distribution of oil and gas-rich basins as well as summary and analysis of main control factor for hydrocarbon accumulation in global deepwater that oil and gas-rich basins in deepwater...

22. Sandstone characteristics and hydrocarbon exploration significance of the Middle-Lower Jurassic of the central-eastern part of the northern tectonic belt of the Kuqa Depression, Tarim Basin, China

April 2020
Ronghu Zhang | Haijun Yang | Hongxing Wei | Chaofeng Yu | Zhao Yang | Jin Wu

The Jurassic at the northern tectonic belt of the Kuqa Depression, Tarim Basin, is the key frontier of replacement for oil and gas exploration in the 13th five-year plan of China. The 4th national resource...

23. Transparent machine learning provides insightful estimates of natural gas density based on pressure, temperature and compositional variables

February 2020
David A. Wood | Abouzar Choubineh

Machine-learning algorithms are widely used to predict the physical properties of natural gas, but most techniques involve establishing correlations between the influencing variables. In the case of...

24. Identification of the architecture and evolution of fluvial system using seismic geomorphology: A case study from Gulf of Thailand

February 2019
Shakhawat Hossain | Md. Imranuzzaman

This study attempts to identify fluvial architecture and document channel and channel belt dimensions of central Pattani Basin within Upper Miocene to Holocene interval by using seismic geomorphology...

25. Status and prospects of exploration and exploitation key technologies of the deep petroleum resources in onshore China

February 2018
Genshun Yao | Xianzhu Wu | Zandong Sun | Chunhao Yu | Yunhua Ge | Xianyou Yang | Long Wen | Chao Ni | Xiaodong Fu | Jianyong Zhang

In recent years, China's deep oil and gas exploration and exploitation have developed rapidly. Technological advancements have played an important role in the rapid exploration and highly efficient...

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