Microstructural analysis of quartz grains in Vasyugan suite sandstones of layer Ui11-2 in Kazanskoe deposit

D. Cherdantseva, L. Krasnoshchekova

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Microstructural analysis of quartz grains in sandstones revealed preferred directions which define and influence porosity and permeability anisotropy in oil and gas reservoirs In this research, we investigated the Upper Jurassic sandstone reservoir sediments from 14 wells in Kazanskoe field. The authors studied: the orientation of elongated quartz grains, and intergranular fracture within grains, as well as the pore space in oriented thin sections of sandstones. The analysis of elongated quartz grains in the bedding plane showed three main types of preferred directions in quartz grain orientation along different axes in sandstone reservoirs. Obtained results allow identifying a variability of facies and dynamic depositional environment for Upper Jurassic sandstone formation. Subsequently, these results can be used in field modeling, as well as pattern optimization of injection and production wells.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012007
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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