October 28, 2013

Bakken Shale: Advances in Geochemistry, Migration Modelling, PhaseKinetics

The Bakken Shale is one of the largest unconventional oil plays in the U.S. Thousands of drilled wells provided insights for an improved understanding of the petroleum system, and the data from logs and rocks serve as input parameters for refined models. GEOS4 co-founder Rolando di Primio will present latest research results on the geochemical analysis and migration modelling in the Bakken Formation at the AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop: "Hydrocarbon Charge Considerations in Liquid-Rich Unconventional Petroleum Systems", which will be held in Vancouver on 3-5 November 2013. He is also member of the conference organizing committee. 

Additionally, GEOS4 is preparing phase kinetic models for Bakken source rocks which will be availabe in 2014 as one of our ShalePayFinder packages. Theses data reports target unconventional condensates or oils and include reported source rock properties, facies variability, maturity and produced fluid physical properties such as GOR and API gravity. Look out for the release here