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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. 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...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. 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...

6. 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...

7. 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...

8. 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,...

9. Optimize production allocation for the oil-gas field basing on a novel grey model

April 2019
Lin Chen | Zhibin Liu | Nannan Ma

The problem of irregular and small sample prediction can be solved well by time-delayed polynomial fractional order grey model (TDPFOGM(1,1)). Considering the traits, a optimal distribution of oil field...

10. 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...

11. 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...

12. China's conventional and unconventional natural gas resources: Potential and exploration targets

December 2018
Min Zheng | Jianzhong Li | Xiaozhi Wu | Shejiao Wang | Qiulin Guo | Jingdu Yu | Man Zheng | Ningsheng Chen | Qing Yi

A series of significant breakthroughs in exploring conventional and unconventional natural gas resources have been achieved in new strata and new domains. However, the quality of the increased reserves...

13. Development patterns of source rocks in the depression lake basin and its influence on oil accumulation: Case study of the Chang 7 member of the Triassic Yanchang Formation, Ordos Basin, China

August 2019
Jingwei Cui | Rukai Zhu | Sen Li | Yalin Qi | Xiaozhang Shi | Zhiguo Mao

During the Mesozoic, the T-J1 oil system of the Ordos Basin, whilst the degree of oil enrichment, main production layer, and source rock distribution exhibit strong regional differences, no systematic...

14. 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...

15. Potential and favorable areas of petroleum exploration of ultra-deep marine strata more than 8000 m deep in the Tarim Basin, Northwest China

December 2018
Guangyou Zhu | Yinghui Cao | Lei Yan | Haijun Yang | Chonghao Sun | Zhiyao Zhang | Tingting Li | Yongquan Chen

At present, deep and ultra-deep oil and gas have become the research and exploration hotspots. With little drilling data available, the geological understanding on deep formations is still in the exploratory...

16. 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...

17. Source of the Upper Paleozoic natural gas in the Dingbei area, Ordos Basin, China

August 2019
Xiaoqi Wu | Chunhua Ni | Yingbin Chen | Jianhui Zhu | Kuang Li | Huasheng Zeng

The Dingbei area is an important exploration area in the Ordos Basin for SINOPEC, and natural gas exploration in the Upper Paleozoic strata in the area achieved a great breakthrough in recent years....

18. Experimental investigation of porosity and permeability change caused by salting out in tight sandstone gas reservoirs

December 2018
Lijun You | Zhe Wang | Yili Kang | Yushan Zhao | Dujie Zhang

Salt precipitation and its induced problems are increasingly prominent with the development of deep and ultra-deep tight sandstone gas reservoirs with high salinity formation water. In this paper, the...

19. Major factors controlling the shale gas accumulations in Wufeng-Longmaxi Formation of the Pingqiao Shale Gas Field in Fuling Area, Sichuan Basin, China

June 2019
Xusheng Guo

Pingqiao Shale Gas Field in Fuling Area of Sichuan Basin in China is located in a narrow-abrupt fault anticline of the Fenglai Syncline. Presently, the proven geological reserves of shale gas are 138.917 × 109 m3...

20. 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...

21. Geochemical characteristics and their gas and oil source correlation implication in the Tugeerming area of the Kuqa Depression, Tarim Basin, China

June 2019
Ruhong Liu | Jian Li | Zhongyao Xiao | Jin Li | Haizu Zhang | Yuhong Lu | Baoshou Zhang | Wei Ma | Dejiang Li | Mancang Liu

The Tugeerming area is located in the eastern part of the Kuqa Depression, Tarim Basin. In recent years, prolific oil and gas flow in the Jurassic Yangxia Formation of Well Tudong 2 indicates broad...

22. New approach towards the classification of microporosity in Miocene carbonate rocks, Central Luconia, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia

June 2018
Hammad Tariq Janjuhah | Abubaker Alansari | Deva Prasad Ghosh | Yasir Bashir

Microporosity is recognized as a significant concern in limestone reservoirs throughout the world because it presence can highly complicate the hydrocarbon estimation and production. Numerous studies...

23. Microfacies characteristics and reservoir potential of Triassic Baikouquan Formation, northern Mahu Sag, Junggar Basin, NW China

February 2019
Xinchuan Lu | Dong Sun | Xiangyang Xie | Xin Chen | Shuncun Zhang | Shengyin Zhang | Guoqiang Sun | Ji'an Shi

By using data such as lithology, thin sections, sedimentary structure, particle size, logging facies signs, mercury intrusion, porosity and permeability from 34 wells, 11 types of sedimentary microfacies...

24. Effective stress characteristics in shale and its effect on shale gas productivity

December 2018
Weiyao Zhu | Dongxu Ma

Research of effective stress characteristics on the productivity of shale gas has a great significance. The samples of the black shale and bedding shale at the Lower Silurian Longmaxi Formation in Sichuan...

25. 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...

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