The milankovitch fingerprint on the distribution and thickness of bedding-parallel veins (beef) in source rocks

  title={The milankovitch fingerprint on the distribution and thickness of bedding-parallel veins (beef) in source rocks},
  author={{\'E}douard Ravier and Mathieu Martinez and Pierre Pellenard and Alain Zanella and Lucie Tupinier},
  journal={Marine and Petroleum Geology},
Bed-parallel, mineralized fractures are common in source rocks and generally consist in mm to cm thick veins developed parallel to bedding known as beef or bedding-parallel veins. Considering they can form a dense network of mechanical discontinuities, the prediction of beef distribution is a major issue impacting shale reservoir production. Beef distribution is predominantly controlled by the lithological characteristics of source rocks and we here decipher the relation between mineralogical… 
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