Sequence stratigraphic analysis & anisotropic elastic moduli determination of the Vaca Muerta Formation, Neuquen Basin, Argentina.
The Vaca Muerta Formation (VM) is considered the fourth largest shale oil play in the world with an estimated 27 billion barrels of recoverable oil. The VM, as other unconventional reservoirs, contains layers with substantial velocity anisotropy. Former studies performed an isotropic characterization of the VM. Fernandez-Concheso M. (2015) worked on post and pre-stack seismic inversions to supply a tool to characterize the VM. Bishop (2015) developed a mechanical stratigraphy for the VM to evaluate its influence in the success of stimulation jobs. This study involves sequence stratigraphic ...