Important mineralogical factors for fluid saturation, specific surface area and pore size distributions based on gas adsorption, cation exchange capacity and 2D dielectric microscopy : a case study of quartz phase porcelanites in the Miocene Monterey Formation
The diagenetic processes and unique mineralogical composition of the Miocene Monterey formation have attracted scientists from a wide array of backgrounds endeavoring to resolve its deepest mysteries. While the formation has historically been an excellent source rock, sourcing many of the conventional reservoirs found in California, its diverse lithologies in conjunction with the presence of systematic natural fractures, also make it an effective reservoir. The complexities in formation evaluation stem from the formation's heterogeneous nature, being highly fractured, containing thin beds (multiple ...
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