High-resolution chemostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphic correlation, porosity and fracture characterization of the Vaca Muerta Formation, Neuquén Basin, Argentina
The unconventional resource play potential of the Vaca Muerta Fm. in the Neuquén basin has renewed significant interest from the hydrocarbon industry. A combination of methodologies applied for conventional reservoir characterization, along with recently developed techniques, enables the evaluation of these fine-grained mudrocks. A multi-disciplinary study based on elemental and isotopic chemostratigraphy in a sequence stratigraphic framework allows for a better characterization of the Vaca Muerta reservoir system. The purpose of the first part of this study is the characterization of nano- ...