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Explosively produced fracture of oil shale.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Explosively produced fracture of oil shale.

by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Los Alamos, N.M, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Oil-shales.,
  • Rock mechanics.,
  • Combustion.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsCarter, W. J. 1936-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17651304M

    When first working with the Barnett Shale, many, in-cluding me,have presumedthat opennaturalfractures are critical to Barnett gas production even when in-formed by experienced colleagues that this is not the case. In fact, if there was an abundance of open natural fractures within the Barnett, there would be a much. Known as a world-class source rock for years, the Eagle Ford Shale became a world-class oil reservoir early in the second decade of the 21st century. Oil production from the Eagle Ford grew from barrels of oil per day (BOPD) in to over million BOPD in March Since then, the play has been a victim of its own success.

    Topics discussed include: an overview of the Department of Energy's oil shale R, D, and D program; computer simulation of explosive fracture of oil shale; fracturing of oil shale by treatment with liquid sulfur dioxide; chemistry of shale oil cracking; hydrogen sulfide evolution from Colorado oil shale; a possible mechanism of alkene/alkane production in oil shale retorting; oil shale retorting kinetics; kinetics of oil shale char .   These horizontal “laterals” can be 5, to 10, feet in length, and hydraulically fracturing them enabled economic oil and gas production for the first time from shale .

    Books. Publishing Support. Login. Shock waves produced by planar impact of thin plates onto samples of oil shale are monitored with time-resolved velocity interferometer diagnostics. Peak shock stresses are below the Hugoniot elastic limit. Carter W J Explosively Produced Fracture of Oil Shale Los Alamos National Laboratory Tech Author: D E Grady. Fractures may also be referred to as natural fractures to distinguish them from fractures induced as part of a reservoir stimulation or drilling operation. In some shale reservoirs, natural fractures improve production by enhancing effective permeability. In other cases, natural fractures can complicate reservoir stimulation.


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Explosively produced fracture of oil shale. (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. Explosively produced fracture of oil shale. Explosively produced fracture of oil shale Morris, W. Abstract. Rock fragmentation research in oil shale to develop the blasting technologies and designs required to prepare a rubble bed for a modified in situ retort is reported.

Experimental work is outlined, proposed studies in explosive characterization are detailed and progress in. Book: Principles of rock fragmentation. Principles of rock fragmentation. Explosively produced fracture of oil shale.

Progress report, January to March Technical Report. This is the first Explosively produced fracture of oil shale. book Alamos Oil Shale progress report in a new format, designed to continue the publication of technical papers each quarter and to report.

Dienes, J. Norton, and H. Ruppel, “Anisotropic Modeling,” Explosively Produced Fracture of Oil Shale, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Report Cited by: 1. Explosive cratering experiments were conducted as a part of the research effort to study the explosively produced fracture of oil shale.

They were designed to identify and analyze the major factors involved in the fracturing of oil shale, to provide data for the verification of the computer models, and ultimately to lead to the design of a rubble bed for in situ retorting oil shale.

Natural fractures in shale: A review and new observations Julia F. Gale; Natural fractures have long been suspected as a factor in production from shale reservoirs because gas and oil production commonly exceeds the rates expected from low-porosity and low-permeability shale host rock.

Many shale outcrops, cores, and image logs contain Cited by: A common argument for the necessity for open natural fractures in shale gas plays is that a large surface area is necessary for economic gas production from these very tight rocks. Later in this paper we analyze production data to estimate the magnitude of the fracture surface through which gas is actually by: Continuum Modelling of Explosive Fracture in Oil Shale have arbitrarily selected a damage level of D = as defining the radial extent of extensive fracturization.

At this damage level the dominant cracks have grown to approximately 50~o of their final value according to the constant crack velocity analysis in Section by: An introduction to shale oil & gas Philippe Charlez, IOGP Economic production.

Uneconomic permeability. Shale oil & gas. Economic permeability. Conventional. Technology made shale oil & gas economically viable. 11 Eiffel towers. 0 m. Fracture tops Fracture bottoms This framework is effective and efficient for hydraulic fracture treatment design and production scheme optimization for single well and multiple wells in shale gas and tight oil reservoirs.

It can contribute to providing guidance for engineers to modify the design of a hydraulic fracture treatment before the actual fracture treatment. Well Production Performance Analysis for Shale Gas Reservoirs, Volume 66 presents tactics and discussions that are urgently needed by the petroleum community regarding unconventional oil and gas resources development and production.

The book breaks down the mechanics of shale gas reservoirs and the use of mathematical models to analyze their. Vast deposits of oil shale in the western United States could be exploited to solve our energy problem if an economical means of processing it were available.

One of the most promising approaches is the modified in-situ method, in which a portion of the oil shale is mined out, and a large bed of rubble is prepared with by: 3.

Not every shale has sufficient permeability to produce gas, even with the assistance of hydraulic fracturing.

Permeabilities are measured in the matrix or porous part of the rock. Gas and oil productive shales have natural fractures and micro-fissures, a characteristic missing from high-clay content shales that serve as natural seals.

James G. Speight PhD, DSc, in Shale Gas Production Processes, Shale. Shale formations and silt formations are the most abundant sedimentary rocks in the Earth’s crust. In petroleum geology, organic shale formations are source rocks as well as seal rocks that trap oil and gas (Speight, ).In reservoir engineering, shale formations are flow barriers.

@article{osti_, title = {Continuum modelling of explosive fracture in oil shale}, author = {Grady, D E and Kipp, M E}, abstractNote = {Fracture and fragmentation studies on 80 ml/kg Anvil Points oil shale with plate impact, Hopkinson bar, capacitor discharge, and HE techniques have shown that the dynamic fracture stress, fracture energy, and fragment size depend on.

A hydraulic fracture is typically assumed to propagate in two sides of the wellbore in the direction of the least resistance, often termed two fracture wings or biwings; the length of the fracture on each side is termed fracture half length. It can be hundreds or thousands of feet long.

The propped fracture half-length is the half-length of the fracture that is propped by the proppant. The research on oil shale formations demonstrated that nitroglycerin displaced in a natural or hydraulically induced fracture would detonate, and the explosion would propagate through the explosive-filled fracture.

Shooting a pattern of wells in oil shale at foot depth with wellbore charges of pelletized tnt developed a satisfactory. These experiments were part of the research effort to study the explosively produced fracture of oil shale.

The experiments were designed to identify and analyze the major factors involved in the fracturing of oil shale, to provide data for the verification of the computer models, and ultimately to lead to the design of a rubble bed for in situ retorting oil shale.

REDMOND, WA.–Safe, efficient, and profitable development of shale natural gas resources depends on achieving a clear understanding of the role of natural fractures in shale gas production. Natural fracturing is critical to enhancing stimulation treatment design and optimizing well performance.

Although every shale formation is somewhat different, there can. The Fossil Fuel Revolution: Shale Gas and Tight Oil describes the remarkable new energy resources being obtained from shale gas and tight oil through a combination of directional drilling and staged hydraulic fracturing, opening up substantial new energy reserves for the 21st Century.

The book includes the history of shale gas development, the. Shale oil is a high-quality crude oil that lies between layers of shale rock, impermeable mudstone, or siltstone.

Oil companies produce shale oil by fracturing the rock formations that contain the layers of oil. SinceU.S. shale oil has created a boom in domestic crude oil production. 1  Shale oil comprises more than a third of the.Walton & McLennan () discussed in detail the role of natural fractures in producing oil and gas from tight-shale formations.

Gasparrini, Sassi & .Shale lithology and mineral composition are the main intrinsic factors controlling fracture development in shale. Shale as a general lithologic terminology includes dark siliceous, calcareous, carbonaceous, ferruginous, sandy shale varieties and oil shale (Li et al., ).Shale has complex mineral by: