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Shale Oil and Gas Handbook by Alireza Bahadori, Sohrab Zendehboudi

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Chapter Three

Exploration and Drilling in Shale Gas and Oil Reserves

Abstract

The topic of exploration and drilling in shale gas and oil reserves covers a vast variety of topics including exploration techniques, drilling, completions, and well construction methods as well as fracturing and fluid properties. Each of these topics poses its own individual importance in understanding how shale oil and gas can be recovered from hydrocarbon reservoirs. This chapter includes a summary of multiple topics. Exploration techniques are covered in depth explaining some of the most popular techniques such as 2D, 3D, and 4D seismic imaging and the advantages and disadvantages associated with each. Exploration methods as well as their associated costs are also ...

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