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dc.contributor.author Richiano, Sebastián Miguel
dc.contributor.author Varela, Augusto Nicolás
dc.contributor.author Gómez Peral, Lucia
dc.contributor.author Cereceda, Abril
dc.contributor.author Poire, Daniel Gustavo
dc.date.available 2018-06-19T17:28:09Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09
dc.identifier.citation Richiano, Sebastián Miguel; Varela, Augusto Nicolás; Gómez Peral, Lucia; Cereceda, Abril; Poire, Daniel Gustavo; Composition of the Lower Cretaceous source rock from the Austral Basin (Río Mayer Formation, Patagonia, Argentina): Regional implication for unconventional reservoirs in the Southern Andes; Elsevier; Marine And Petroleum Geology; 66; Parte 4; 9-2015; 764-790
dc.identifier.issn 0264-8172
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11336/49319
dc.description.abstract The importance of the Río Mayer Formation (Lower Cretaceous, prodelta to marine outer shelf) in the hydrocarbon development of the Austral Basin (Patagonia, Argentina) has been recognized by several authors. This unit plays a key-role as source rock and caprock in the "Inoceramus inferior-Springhill" petroleum system, the most important in the basin. In this work we demonstrate that the composition of the Río Mayer Formation highly matches with the requirements to be considered for shale-oil/gas exploitation. The unit studied mainly consists of laminated black siliciclastic mudtones and shales with interbedded marlstones and sandstone levels, and in subsurface shows TOC values up to 3% and kerogen types between II and III. Compositional studies from outcrops of this unit are almost absent and constitute the main focus of this contribution. A total of ten detailed sedimentological logs were measured from the field and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), standard petrography, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and determination of major elements in clay minerals by EDAX were carried out in order to characterize the composition of the Río Mayer Formation. XRD analyses (in fine-grained sediments) indicate a composition dominated by quartz and calcite, with minor proportions of feldspars and clays. Marine sediments are dominated by illite and chlorite, and commonly accompanied by mixed layered illite-smectite (IS), while the prodelta is smectite-dominated with more than 90% of this clay. Both, authigenic and detrital clays were identified using SEM-EDAX. Sandstones of the Río Mayer Formation are generally lithic and feldspar graywackes. Provenance analyses in sandstones make possible the discrimination of four groups of samples differentiated by their ages and palaeoenvironments. In comparison with other important shale-reservoirs from North America (Barnett, Marcellus, Woodford, Haynesville and Doig), the composition of the unit studied have more quartzitic composition, reflecting in a high brittleness index (BI) that result in a clear brittle pattern.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
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dc.subject CLAY ASSEMBLAGES
dc.subject PETROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
dc.subject SEM-EDAX
dc.subject SHALE-OIL/GAS
dc.subject.classification Meteorología y Ciencias Atmosféricas
dc.subject.classification Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
dc.title Composition of the Lower Cretaceous source rock from the Austral Basin (Río Mayer Formation, Patagonia, Argentina): Regional implication for unconventional reservoirs in the Southern Andes
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dc.date.updated 2018-06-18T21:19:51Z
dc.journal.volume 66
dc.journal.number Parte 4
dc.journal.pagination 764-790
dc.journal.pais Países Bajos
dc.journal.ciudad Amsterdam
dc.description.fil Fil: Richiano, Sebastián Miguel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Varela, Augusto Nicolás. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Gómez Peral, Lucia. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Cereceda, Abril. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Poire, Daniel Gustavo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas; Argentina
dc.journal.title Marine And Petroleum Geology
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.07.018
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/url/https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264817215300398
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