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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 63 (1979)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1581

Last Page: 1581

Title: Devonian Shales--In-Depth Analysis of Well EGSP NY 1 with Respect to Shale Characterization, Hydrocarbon Gas Content, and Wire-Log Data: ABSTRACT

Author(s): R. S. Kalyoncu, J. P. Boyer, M. J. Snyder

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The objective of the Battelle portion of the Eastern Gas Shale Program has been to determine the relations among shale characteristics, hydrocarbon gas content, and wire-log information to establish a sound basis for defining the productive capacity of the reserve and to provide guidance for continuing research, development, and demonstration projects designed to enhance the recovery of gas from these deposits. Because the strategy for stimulation technology development and application is strongly tied to the way the gas is held and transported within the parent formation, a thorough understanding of the resource is required.

Historically, efforts to determine these interrelations have been hampered by the fact that many of the test wells are small and do not provide sufficiently large data bases for meaningful statistical interpretations. However, during the coring of the EGSP NY 1 well, more than 400 core samples were taken and over 12 wire-log runs were made. This data base has provided an outstanding foundation from which to develop correlations and draw significant conclusions using variance analysis techniques developed at Battelle.

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