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Recent Journal of Natural Gas Geoscience Articles

Recently published articles from Journal of Natural Gas Geoscience.

Provenance and tectonic setting of Paleogene sandstone in the center of the northern Qaidam Basin, China

Available online 17 September 2020
Guoqiang Sun | Yetong Wang | Yun Jiang | Shile Pan | Shuncun Zhang | Mingfeng Zhang

The average thickness of Paleogene sandstones reaches about 3000 m or even 4000 m at the northern margin of the Qaidam Basin. However, the provenance of these sandstones has been uncertain; thus, more...

Study on the characterization of pore structure and main controlling factors of pore development in gas shale

Available online 17 September 2020
Zhuang Xu | Wanzhong Shi | Gangyi Zhai | Nyujia Peng | Chi Zhang

Shale has a complex pore structure, which leads to complex petrophysical characteristics. The porosity, pore type, pore size, pore volume, TOC, and other petrophysical parameters of shale all affect...

Reservoir characteristics and genesis of the Ordovician M54−1a in the central and eastern parts of the Ordos Basin, China

Available online 14 September 2020
Zhou Yu | Jingao Zhou | Zhenchun Ding | Liubin Wei | Yuan Wei | Xingning Wu | Dongxu Wu | Shaoyi Wang | Weiling Li

M54−1a is a new natural gas exploration target of the Ordovician in the Ordos Basin and is expected to have large-scale reserves and a production increasing area after M51 and M52 weathering crust gas...

Geochemical characteristics and genesis of the Middle Devonian and the Middle Permian natural gas in the Sichuan Basin, China

August 2020
Zengye Xie | Chunlong Yang | Caiyuan Dong | Xin Dai | Lu Zhang | Jianying Guo | Zeqing Guo | Zhisheng Li | Jin Li | Xuening Qi

Breakthroughs have been made for the natural gas exploration of the Middle Devonian and the Middle Permian formations in the Sichuan Basin in recent years. Nevertheless, its natural gas source is still...

Geochemical characteristics of crude oil and oil-source correlation in the western Qaidam Basin, China

August 2020
Mai Zhang | Chenglin Liu | Jixian Tian | Zhendong Lu | Hao Pang | Xu Zeng | Hua Kong | Sai Yang

The Cenozoic in the western Qaidam Basin is rich in oil and gas resources and has good prospects for exploration. The maturity, sedimentary environment, and biological source of the crude oil in the...

Sedimentary geology and geochemical approach to determine depositional environment of the Triassic turbidites bearing Semanggol Formation, NW Peninsular Malaysia

August 2020
Zulqarnain Sajid | Mohd Suhaili Ismail | Haylay Tsegab | Tanzila Hanif | Nisar Ahmed

The current study will provide sedimentary and geochemical characteristics of turbidites bearing part of the Triassic Semanggol Formation (SgF) from NW Peninsular Malaysia. Six localities have been...

Geochemistry and accumulation model of the Ordovician hydrocarbon in the Sichuan Basin, China

August 2020
Dianwei Zhang | Zhiliang He | Ganlu Li

Oil and gas discoveries in the Ordovician in the Sichuan Basin are mainly concentrated in the compact limestone of the Nanjinguan Formation and the Baota Formation at the bottom and at the top of the...

Several essential geological and geochemical issues regarding shale gas research in China

August 2020
Jinxing Dai | Dazhong Dong | Yunyan Ni | Feng Hong | Surong Zhang | Yanling Zhang | Lin Ding

Recently, shale gas research and industrial production in China have been significantly developed, which has enriched the theory of natural gas geology in China and increased the supply of domestic...

Characteristics of pore structures from the Lower Paleozoic shale gas reservoirs in northern Guizhou, South China

Available online 8 August 2020
Xianqing Li | Yangyang Li | Jiehao Li | Xiaoyan Zou | Man Guo | Zhe Wang | Xueqing Zhang | Feiyu Wang

Pore structure in shale is an important factor influencing the storage capacity of a shale gas reservoir and the effect of shale gas development. Taking the core and outcrop shale samples from the Lower...

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...

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...

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...

Prediction of organic matter carbonization zones of the Lower Silurian Longmaxi Formation in the Middle-Upper Yangtze region, China

June 2020
Yuman Wang | Xinjing Li | Hao Wang | Wei Wu | Shan Jiang | Bo Chen | Junjun Shen | Guoxiao Zhou

Selecting and evaluating marine shale gas areas in South China to determine the distribution range of organic matter carbonization zones and exclude the high-risk zones of shale gas exploration are...

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...

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,...

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...

Sedimentary pattern and exploration significance of Permian reefs and shoals around the Wusheng-Shizhu intra-platform depression, eastern Sichuan Basin, China

April 2020
Yuqiang Jiang | Yadong Zhou | Zhiyong Chen | Yifan Gu | Yonghong Fu | Juanzi Yi | Jiewei Zhang | Zengzheng Jiang

There exists the Wusheng-Shizhu and Chongqing-Qijiang intra-platform depressions in the eastern Sichuan Basin during the Late Permian to the Early Triassic. The clear understanding of the sedimentary...

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...

Geochemical characteristics and genesis of tight gas in Shahezi Formation, Xujiaweizi Fault Depression, North Songliao Basin, China

April 2020
Yixuan Ran | Xiang Zhou

Along with exploration of unconventional natural gas in North Songliao Basin, the tight gas in Shahezi Formation has become a new hotspot, followed by continual breakthroughs in terms of gas exploration....

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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