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Geostatistical analysis of gas potential in Devonian shales of West Virginia

Computers and Geosciences

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DOI: 10.1016/0098-3004(86)90071-3

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Abstract

The geologic processes that control the occurrence of gas in the Devonian shales of West Virginia are understood poorly. Locating a new Devonian shale well may depend upon proximity to known producing wells. Maps of initial potentials and probability of success can play an important role in exploration and development. Experimental semivariograms show large nugget effects for both variables. Contour maps of kriged estimates for these variables show northeast-southwest and northwest-southeast-trending linearities that may implicate natural fractures as controls on gas presence and production potential. ?? 1986.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Geostatistical analysis of gas potential in Devonian shales of West Virginia
Series title:
Computers and Geosciences
DOI:
10.1016/0098-3004(86)90071-3
Volume
12
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Computers and Geosciences
First page:
611
Last page:
617
Number of Pages:
7