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Title: Impact of organics and carbonates on the oxidation and precipitation of iron during hydraulic fracturing of shale

Hydraulic fracturing of unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs is critical to the United States energy portfolio; however, hydrocarbon production from newly fractured wells generally declines rapidly over the initial months of production. One possible reason for this decrease, especially over time scales of several months, is the mineralization and clogging of microfracture networks and pores proximal to propped fractures. One important but relatively unexplored class of reactions that could contribute to these problems is oxidation of Fe(II) derived from Fe(II)-bearing phases (primarily pyrite, siderite, and Fe(II) bound directly to organic matter) by the oxic fracture fluid and subsequent precipitation of Fe(III)-(oxy)hydroxides. Here, the extent to which such reactions occur and their rates, mineral products, and physical locations within shale pore spaces are unknown.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ; ORCiD logo [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
  2. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
  3. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-765F00515
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy and Fuels
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0887-0624
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 58 GEOSCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1361053

Jew, Adam D., Dustin, Megan K., Harrison, Anna L., Joe-Wong, Claresta M., Thomas, Dana L., Maher, Katharine, Brown, Jr., Gordon E., and Bargar, John R.. Impact of organics and carbonates on the oxidation and precipitation of iron during hydraulic fracturing of shale. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b03220.
Jew, Adam D., Dustin, Megan K., Harrison, Anna L., Joe-Wong, Claresta M., Thomas, Dana L., Maher, Katharine, Brown, Jr., Gordon E., & Bargar, John R.. Impact of organics and carbonates on the oxidation and precipitation of iron during hydraulic fracturing of shale. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b03220.
Jew, Adam D., Dustin, Megan K., Harrison, Anna L., Joe-Wong, Claresta M., Thomas, Dana L., Maher, Katharine, Brown, Jr., Gordon E., and Bargar, John R.. 2017. "Impact of organics and carbonates on the oxidation and precipitation of iron during hydraulic fracturing of shale". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b03220. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1361053.
@article{osti_1361053,
title = {Impact of organics and carbonates on the oxidation and precipitation of iron during hydraulic fracturing of shale},
author = {Jew, Adam D. and Dustin, Megan K. and Harrison, Anna L. and Joe-Wong, Claresta M. and Thomas, Dana L. and Maher, Katharine and Brown, Jr., Gordon E. and Bargar, John R.},
abstractNote = {Hydraulic fracturing of unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs is critical to the United States energy portfolio; however, hydrocarbon production from newly fractured wells generally declines rapidly over the initial months of production. One possible reason for this decrease, especially over time scales of several months, is the mineralization and clogging of microfracture networks and pores proximal to propped fractures. One important but relatively unexplored class of reactions that could contribute to these problems is oxidation of Fe(II) derived from Fe(II)-bearing phases (primarily pyrite, siderite, and Fe(II) bound directly to organic matter) by the oxic fracture fluid and subsequent precipitation of Fe(III)-(oxy)hydroxides. Here, the extent to which such reactions occur and their rates, mineral products, and physical locations within shale pore spaces are unknown.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b03220},
journal = {Energy and Fuels},
number = 4,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}
}