Morphology, Genesis, and Distribution of Nanometer-Scale Pores in Siliceous Mudstones of the Mississippian Barnett Shale

@article{Loucks2009MorphologyGA,
  title={Morphology, Genesis, and Distribution of Nanometer-Scale Pores in Siliceous Mudstones of the Mississippian Barnett Shale},
  author={R. Loucks and R. Reed and S. Ruppel and D. Jarvie},
  journal={Journal of Sedimentary Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={79},
  pages={848-861}
}
  • R. Loucks, R. Reed, +1 author D. Jarvie
  • Published 2009
  • Geology
  • Journal of Sedimentary Research
  • Research on mudrock attributes has increased dramatically since shale-gas systems have become commercial hydrocarbon production targets. One of the most significant research questions now being asked focuses on the nature of the pore system in these mudrocks. Our work on siliceous mudstones from the Mississippian Barnett Shale of the Fort Worth Basin, Texas, shows that the pores in these rocks are dominantly nanometer in scale (nanopores). We used scanning electron microscopy to characterize… CONTINUE READING
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