alexa Synchrotron Powered Transmission X-ray Micro-tomography System in Shale Gas Micro-structural Characterisation
ISSN 2472-0518

Oil & Gas Research
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Synchrotron Powered Transmission X-ray Micro-tomography System in Shale Gas Micro-structural Characterisation

Marek S Zbik1,2*, Trzcinski JT1, Williams DJ2, Song YF3, Wang ChC3 and Frost RL Ray4*

1Faculty of Geology, Institute of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, University of Warsaw, Zwirki i Wigury 93, Warsaw, 02-089, Poland

2Geotechnical Engineering Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

3National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, 101 Hsin-Ann Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 30076, Taiwan, R.O.C

4Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

*Corresponding Author:
Marek SZ
Faculty of Geology, Institute of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology
University of Warsaw, Zwirki, Poland
E-mail: [email protected]
 
Ray LF
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: November 16, 2015; Accepted date: December 31, 2015; Published date: February 05, 2016

Citation: Zbik MS, Trzcinski JT, Williams DJ, Song YF, Wang ChC, et al. (2016) Synchrotron Powered Transmission X-ray Micro-tomography System in Shale Gas Micro-structural Characterisation. Oil Gas Res 2:109. doi: 10.4172/2472-0518.1000109

Copyright: © 2016 Zbik MS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

The shale gas renaissance was brought about by improved methods of well drilling and completion by hydraulic cracking technology. It has become increasingly urgent to developed new method of 3-D characterisation of potential rocks collectors. Release of gas from compacted shales needs new aproach to void promoting and increasing technology and new monitoring characterisation. In present study the transmission x-ray microscope (TXM) method was validated in microstructural study of mudstone shale sample. High structural complexity was observed. Initial structure displays anisotropic aggregate network with highly elongated voids 0.2 to 1.5 μm in diameter and the bulk porosity about 12-20% and pore average diameter vary between 125 to 283 nm. Texture of this rock is laminar and two distinctive lamellas direction was observed with angle between them about 20º. The average distances measured between mine stream lamellas was around 400 nm which is twice than average voids dimension. It was noticed that ultrasonic action on the shale rock has significant influence altering it microstructure. Voids becoming larger after ultrasonic treatment with porosity system increased in value above 30%, pushing up the rock permeability.

Keywords

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords