Anisotropic analysis of unconventional reservoirs using rock physics model : Eagle Ford shale case study
Eagle Ford shale has been of importance in the oil and gas industry with the new advent of unconventional technology in recent years. Previous studies have shown that Eagle Ford shale is a world-class source rock. Rock physics models help characterize the elastic properties of conventional and unconventional reservoirs. In this thesis, I present a novel rock physics model for organic-rich shales. The extended Maxwell homogenization scheme is utilized as a rock physics model for transversely isotropic media. Since shales have complex structures, different components of the rock are modeled ...
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