Dolomitization and porosity evolution of Middle Bakken member, Elm Coulee field and facies characterization, chemostratigraphy and organic-richness of Upper Bakken shale, Williston Basin
This thesis is focused on improving the current geological understanding of the Bakken Shale Play, which currently produces with a rate of about 1 million BOPD and contributes about 12% of the total indigenous oil production of the US. In the first part of the thesis, I investigate the effect of dolomitization on the total porosity, pore architecture and pore-size of the Middle Bakken Member (MBM), which is one of the major producing intervals of the Bakken Shale Play. The second part of this research is focused on the organic-rich Upper Bakken Shale (UBS), which along with the Lower Bakken ...
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