Methanogenic archaea in marcellus shale: a possible mechanism for enhanced gas recovery in unconventional shale resources.

Abstract

Marcellus Shale occurs at depths of 1.5-2.5 km (5000 to 8000 feet) where most geologists generally assume that thermogenic processes are the only source of natural gas. However, methanogens in produced fluids and isotopic signatures of biogenic methane in this deep shale have recently been discovered. This study explores whether those methanogens are… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00765

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@article{Tucker2015MethanogenicAI, title={Methanogenic archaea in marcellus shale: a possible mechanism for enhanced gas recovery in unconventional shale resources.}, author={Yael Tarlovsky Tucker and James B. Kotcon and Thomas A. Mroz}, journal={Environmental science & technology}, year={2015}, volume={49 11}, pages={7048-55} }