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Recent Journal of Natural Gas Geoscience Articles

Recently published articles from Journal of Natural Gas Geoscience.

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

Available online 30 March 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...

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

Available online 21 March 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,...

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...

Geological field characteristic of the Kroh Formation in the Upper Perak shales, western Peninsula Malaysia

February 2020
Monera Adam Shoieb | Chow Weng Sum | Mohd Suhaili Ismail | Haylay Tsegab Gebretsadik | Owusu Esther

Unconventional hydrocarbon resource has become an interesting field of study; specially for its source rocks which can also be turned into excellent reservoirs to generate and accumulation hydrocarbons....

Petrographic characterization and diagenetic evaluation of reservoir sandstones from Smørbukk and Heidrun fields, offshore Norway

February 2020
Anwar Hossain Bhuiyan | Shakhawat Hossain

A detail qualitative and quantitative analysis based on thin section petrographic analyses of sandstone samples from the reservoir horizons of Smørbukk and Heidrun fields have been carried out to characterize...

Heterogeneity in the overpressure zones in West Baram Delta, offshore-Sarawak, Malaysia

February 2020
I. Yusuf | E. Padmanabhan | J.A. Gamez Vintaned | C. Weng Sum

Geopressure prediction is crucial because all drilling programs require estimation of abnormal pressured zones. The use of rock fabric deformational relics at variable depths to determine heterogeneity...

Petrological and geochemical constraints on tectonic settings of the Late Carboniferous-Early Permian, Central Junggar, China

February 2020
Shuncun Zhang | Shengyin Zhang | Linhao Fang | Xinchuan Lu | Hui Guo | Ji'an Shi

It is assumed that the central part of Junggar underwent continuous deposition from the Mesozoic to Cenozoic, but few data are available from deep well to support this hypothesis. The tectonic settings...

Advances on enrichment law and key technologies of exploration and development of continental tight oil in China (2016–2018)

December 2019
Suyun Hu | Shizhen Tao | Weipeng Yan | Zhi Yang | Guangtian Men | Zhenxing Tang | Jianqin Xue | Xuan Chen | Xiyu Jia | Tao Jiang | Dong Huang | Xiaowei Liang | Futai Jing

Continental tight oil is a promising unconventional resource found in recent years and an important supplement to the growth of domestic petroleum reserves and production in China. Guided by the research...

Geochemical characteristics and exploration potential of Jurassic coal-formed gas in northwest China

December 2019
Jian Li | Aisheng Hao | Xuening Qi | Xuan Chen | Jianying Guo | Qigui Ran | Zhisheng Li | Zengye Xie | Xu Zeng | Jin Li | Yu Wang | Ruhong Liu

Jurassic coal-measure strata are widely developed in Northwest China and mainly distributed in the Tarim Basin, Junggar Basin, Qaidam Basin, and Tuha Basin. The Jurassic coal-formed gas resources are...

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...

Classification evaluation criteria and exploration potential of tight oil resources in key basins of China

December 2019
Xiang Fang | Zhi Yang | Weipeng Yan | Xuguang Guo | Yanxiong Wu | Juntian Liu

In general, the migration distance of continental tight oil in China is relatively short, and the formation and distribution are mainly controlled by the tectonic setting, source rock, reservoir, and...

Sources of coal-derived gas in the marine strata of Central Sichuan, China

December 2019
Shengfei Qin | Bin Bai | Miao Yuan | Guoxiao Zhou | Jindong Yang

There are gas reservoirs in the Triassic Leikoupo Formation, Jialingjiang Formation, Feixianguan Formation, and Permian Changxing Formation in the marine strata of Central Sichuan Basin. Over the years,...

Identification of secondary microbial methane and biodegradation: Case study from Luliang oil and gas field, Junggar Basin, China

October 2019
Deyu Gong | Yueqian Zhang | Wenjian Guo | Rui Qi | Shan Lu | Wei'an Wu

The “secondary microbial gas” is defined as natural gas generated via the biodegradation of oil reservoirs. Since methane dominates, it is also called “secondary microbial methane”. Taking Luliang oil...

The positive prospect of coal-derived gas in the Yingjisu Sag, Tarim Basin, China

October 2019
Jinxing Dai | Feng Hong | Yunyan Ni | Fengrong Liao

Coal-derived gas determined by stable carbon isotopes were found in Well HYC 1 in the Yingjisu Sag, which brings a new dawn for gas exploration in this sag. Thermal maturity of the source rocks ranges...

Re-examination of genetic types and origins of natural gases from Dibei bulge, eastern Luliang uplift, Junggar Basin, China

October 2019
Yanzhao Wei | Gang Chen | Shan Lu | Zhihua Song | Rui Qi | Wei Wang | Deyu Gong | Feng Wang

The eastern part of Luliang uplift has currently become the main target for gas exploration in the Junggar Basin. By now, several giant–medium gas fields (reservoirs) are discovered in the Dinan bulge....

A new fracturing sweet spot identification method in Longmaxi Formation of Sichuan Basin, SW China

October 2019
Cheng Shen | Jinzhou Zhao | Lan Ren | Yu Fan

The key to obtaining economic productivity on shale gas reservoir stimulation is to identify the fracturing sweet spots. This paper considers several factors on stimulation such as layered property,...

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...

Hydrogen isotope of natural gas from the Xujiahe Formation and its implications for water salinization in central Sichuan Basin, China

August 2019
Yunyan Ni | Fengrong Liao | Limiao Yao | Jinliang Gao | Dijia Zhang

Based on the analysis of the molecular composition as well as carbon and hydrogen isotopes of gases from the Upper Triassic Xujiahe and other formations in the Sichuan Basin in China, by combining previous...

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...

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....

The function and impact of deep fluid on the organic matter during the hydrogeneration and evolution process

August 2019
Jiayi Liu | Quanyou Liu | Dongya Zhu | Qingqiang Meng | Xiaowei Huang

As the formation and development of organic-inorganic interaction continues, people have came to realize the importance of organic matter during the process of organic matter maturing and generating...

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...

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...

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...

Geochemical differences of pyrolysis gas of various coal-bearing source rocks and its application in the Sulige gas field, Ordos Basin, China

June 2019
Cong Yu | Guoyi Hu | Rui-yin Chen

In order to study the gas generation process of different coaly source rocks, thermal simulation experiments were performed on coal, dark mudstone, and carbonaceous mudstone. Additionally, a series...

Productivity evaluation method of tight sandstone reservoir based on the logging curve

June 2019
Senlin Yin | Xiaojun Xue | Fang Zhang | Zhangming Hu | Zixiong Liu | Leli Cheng

Strong heterogeneity, poor pay reservoir connectivity, and complex micro-pore structure are the reasons behind the high difficulty and low accuracy in the productivity evaluation of tight sandstone...

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...

Significant advancement in geological theories and new discoveries of natural gas in China since the 11th Five-Year Plan

April 2019
Guoqi Wei | Jian Li | Wei Yang | Zengye Xie | Caiyuan Dong | Yuanqi She | Wei Ma

The development of geologic theories and exploration findings of natural gas in China supplement each other. Since the 11th Five-Year Plan in 2006–2010, geologic theories of natural gas in China has...

Molecular simulation of methane adsorption within illite minerals in the Longmaxi Formation shale based on a grand canonical Monte Carlo method and the pore size distribution in southeastern Chongqing, China

April 2019
Xin Tang | Xiaoyi Zhou | Yujie Peng

In order to investigate the pore structure and the adsorption capacity of illite with respect to the methane in the Longmaxi Formation, isothermal adsorption experiments utilizing mercury intrusion,...

The geochemical characteristics and origin analysis of the botryoidal dolomite in the Upper Sinian Dengying Formation in the Sichuan Basin, China

April 2019
Anping Hu | Anjiang Shen | Ying Wang | Liyin Pan | Yongsheng Wang | Yi Hao | Jie Zhang

Botryoidal dolomite has great value for petroleum exploration and has dominantly developed in the middle and lower part of Member II in the Sinian Dengying Formation in the Sichuan Basin. By means of...

Reservoir characteristics and forming conditions for the Middle Triassic Leikoupo Formation in the western Sichuan Basin, China

April 2019
Han Tian | Jianyong Zhang | Yongguang Xin | Wenzheng Li | Hao Zhang

In the past few years, petroleum exploration in the Leikoupo Formation in the western Sichuan Basin of China has obtained fruitful achievements, but composite research on the carbonate rock reservoir...

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...

Study of the method portrayed by a river by calculating the tooth rate of the logging curve

February 2019
Guangquan Zhang | Hao Li | Xiangyang Hu | Yang Gao

In order to accurately describe the reservoir distribution of the oil and gas field, the precision of the portrayal of the channel microfacies is getting higher and higher. Aiming at the existing problems...

Influences of Permian igneous rock on seismic imaging of underlying strata in the Hanilcatam area, Tarim Basin, China

February 2019
Dong Sun | Xiaoqian Shi | Zhenqing Wang | Lixin Chen | Jing Wang | Jiaqing Sun | Dongdong Dai | Qifei Fang

Large-scale Permian igneous rock is developed in the Hanilcatam area, Tarim Basin. In order to accurately capture influences of thick igneous rock on seismic imaging of its underlying strata based on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Resource potential, exploration prospects, and favorable direction for natural gas in deep formations in China

December 2018
Jingdu Yu | Min Zheng | Jianzhong Li | Xiaozhi Wu | Qiulin Guo

Natural gas contained in deep formation is a respect with strategic importance for hydrocarbon exploration in china, which presents a low ratio for being discovered only as 18.46%. It indicates that...

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...

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...

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...

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