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Title: Role of water-rock interaction in the geochemical evolution of Marcellus Shale produced waters

Abstract

Gaining knowledge of geochemical processes that occur during hydraulic fracturing of shale resources for natural gas recovery can provide insight into in situ mineral precipitation and dissolution reactions that affect shale pore and fracture networks, and ultimately the ability to recover natural gas. Measurement of dissolved chemical species in produced waters, which serve as indicators of water-rock reactions in the reservoir, is one approach for monitoring subsurface geochemistry. However, an ability to distinguish effects of water-rock reactions versus reservoir fluid mixing on chemical concentration and speciation in produced waters requires experimental investigation to better understand natural geochemical tracer behavior.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United States); Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Dept. of Geology and Environmental Science; Univ. of Waterloo, ON (Canada). Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  2. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United States); California State Univ. (CalState), Sacramento, CA (United States). Geology Dept.
  3. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV (United States); Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education (ORISE), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
Contributing Org.:
AECOM, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1461833
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1548680
Report Number(s):
NETL-PUB-21099
Journal ID: ISSN 0166-5162; PII: S0166516217306638
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Coal Geology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 191; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0166-5162
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; 58 GEOSCIENCES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Produced water; Water-rock interaction; Marcellus Shale; Uranium; Carbonate dissolution; Lithium isotopes; Radiogenic strontium isotopes; Core flood experiments

Citation Formats

Phan, Thai T., Paukert Vankeuren, Amelia N., and Hakala, J. Alexandra. Role of water-rock interaction in the geochemical evolution of Marcellus Shale produced waters. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2018.02.014.
Phan, Thai T., Paukert Vankeuren, Amelia N., & Hakala, J. Alexandra. Role of water-rock interaction in the geochemical evolution of Marcellus Shale produced waters. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2018.02.014
Phan, Thai T., Paukert Vankeuren, Amelia N., and Hakala, J. Alexandra. Mon . "Role of water-rock interaction in the geochemical evolution of Marcellus Shale produced waters". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2018.02.014. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1461833.
@article{osti_1461833,
title = {Role of water-rock interaction in the geochemical evolution of Marcellus Shale produced waters},
author = {Phan, Thai T. and Paukert Vankeuren, Amelia N. and Hakala, J. Alexandra},
abstractNote = {Gaining knowledge of geochemical processes that occur during hydraulic fracturing of shale resources for natural gas recovery can provide insight into in situ mineral precipitation and dissolution reactions that affect shale pore and fracture networks, and ultimately the ability to recover natural gas. Measurement of dissolved chemical species in produced waters, which serve as indicators of water-rock reactions in the reservoir, is one approach for monitoring subsurface geochemistry. However, an ability to distinguish effects of water-rock reactions versus reservoir fluid mixing on chemical concentration and speciation in produced waters requires experimental investigation to better understand natural geochemical tracer behavior.},
doi = {10.1016/j.coal.2018.02.014},
journal = {International Journal of Coal Geology},
number = C,
volume = 191,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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Table 1 Table 1: Summary of the flow–through experiments conducted at 66oC, 20 MPa 982

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