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These analyses require accurate and calibrated values for shale, porosity, mineralogy, saturation, permeability, and natural fracture intensity, controlled by sample, core, geochem, XRD, test, and production history data. A good analysis integrates and reconciles ALL available data, and updates to reflect new data are a normal part of the job.
Unconventional reservoirs need specialized analysis models specifically tailored to the situation. Most conventional petrophysical software does not have the appropriate code built-in, so custom code is required. Check out Crain's Integrated Petrophysics Courses to find successful solutions for tight gas, tight oil, gas shale, oil shale, tar sands, coal, coal bed methane, gas hydrates, geothermal energy, potash, low resistivity, radioactive, laminated sand-shale, laminated porosity, metamorphic, igneous, and volcaniclastics. Don't forget to calibrate to ground truth specific to your project -- methods and parameters that worked in one play probably won't work in another, no matter how similar you think the projects may be.
petrophysical analysis has been properly calibrated, add
calibrated mechanical properties models to aid stimulation
design for a complete
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