Volcanic Reservoirs in Petroleum Exploration by Caineng Zou

By Caineng Zou

The first paintings of its style, Volcanic Reservoirs in Petroleum Exploration summarizes the present examine and exploration suggestions of volcanic reservoirs as a resource of oil and fuel. With a particular specialize in the geological good points and improvement features of volcanic reservoirs in China, it offers a chain of useful exploration and evaluate strategies in keeping with this examine. Authored by way of an award-winning petroleum geologist, it introduces exploration and consequence prediction recommendations that may be utilized by scientists in any volcanic sector worldwide.

Volcanic reservoirs as new resources of petroleum assets are a scorching subject in petroleum exploration. even if volcanic rock can't generate hydrocarbons, it will possibly function a reservoir for hydrocarbons whilst stipulations allow. This e-book explains the variations among volcanic reservoirs and different significant reservoir kinds, and describes potent tools for studying volcanic distribution and predicting volcanic reservoirs, supplying a framework for systematic stories in the course of the world.

  • Includes a complete part devoted to present tendencies in volcanic prediction and evaluate technology
  • More than ninety full-color pictures illustrate the textual content in better detail
  • Case stories finish each one bankruptcy, assisting scientists follow the book's innovations to real-life scenarios

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By Caineng Zou

The first paintings of its style, Volcanic Reservoirs in Petroleum Exploration summarizes the present examine and exploration suggestions of volcanic reservoirs as a resource of oil and fuel. With a particular specialize in the geological good points and improvement features of volcanic reservoirs in China, it offers a chain of useful exploration and evaluate strategies in keeping with this examine. Authored by way of an award-winning petroleum geologist, it introduces exploration and consequence prediction recommendations that may be utilized by scientists in any volcanic sector worldwide.

Volcanic reservoirs as new resources of petroleum assets are a scorching subject in petroleum exploration. even if volcanic rock can't generate hydrocarbons, it will possibly function a reservoir for hydrocarbons whilst stipulations allow. This e-book explains the variations among volcanic reservoirs and different significant reservoir kinds, and describes potent tools for studying volcanic distribution and predicting volcanic reservoirs, supplying a framework for systematic stories in the course of the world.

  • Includes a complete part devoted to present tendencies in volcanic prediction and evaluate technology
  • More than ninety full-color pictures illustrate the textual content in better detail
  • Case stories finish each one bankruptcy, assisting scientists follow the book's innovations to real-life scenarios

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The volcanic reservoir itself is characterized by significant changes of scale and physical properties and high heterogeneity; and its rock texture, mineral composition, genesis, reservoir space formation and evolution, reservoir flow unit, reservoir effectiveness and sensitivity, hydrocarbon accumulation process, and main control factors are all obviously different from those of a sedimentary reservoir. All vesicular structures developed in volcanic rock itself are affected by filling during volcanism and its subsequent diagenetic alteration process.

2 Fissured Eruption The magma gently flows out through fissures. This is also called a linear eruption, which often involves primarily basic lava that has a low-viscosity, high-fluidity magma. Craters are usually arranged linearly, and their deep portions are connected to form wall-shaped conduits. After flowing slowly through fissures, the lava can flow in all directions on the surface, thereby forming lava sheets, lava plateaus, or lava mesas. Their area can be up to hundreds of thousands of square kilometers and their thickness can be up to hundreds of meters or even more than 1000 m.

E. eruptive-effusion facies, explosive facies, extrusive facies, volcanic neck facies, subvolcanic facies, and volcanic sedimentary facies. Qiu et al. e. eruptive-effusion facies, fallout facies, volcaniclastic flow facies, surge facies, volcanic mud flow facies, collapse facies, extrusive facies, volcanic crater-neck facies, subvolcanic facies, cryptoexplosive breccia facies, and volcanic eruptive-sedimentary facies. Xie et al. (2002) classified 13 lithofacies, including eruptive-effusion facies, explosive fallout facies, volcaniclastic flow facies, explosiveeffusive facies, base surge facies, volcanic mud rock-flow facies, eruptive-sedimentary facies, volcanic neck facies, extrusive facies, subvolcanic facies, cryptoexplosive breccia facies, intrusive facies, and volcanic lake-basin sedimentary facies.

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