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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 64 (1980)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1557

Last Page: 1557

Title: Well Log Analysis Concepts in Clastic and Argillaceous Sediments, United States Gulf Coast: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Walter H. Fertl

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Reliable estimates of amount, type, and distribution of clay minerals encountered in Gulf Coast sands improve log-derived determination of reservoir properties, such as porosity, hydrocarbon saturation, and permeability.

Log-derived determination of clay properties also provide information for geologic and formation evaluation studies, including detailed stratigraphic correlations, clay diagenesis, source rock potential, cation exchange capacity, overpressure detection and evaluation, and commercial hydrocarbon distribution in overpressure regimes.

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