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Volume 98, 201916th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction (WRI-16) and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (1st IAGC International Conference)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Organic Geochemistry, Biogeochemistry, Formation of Oil and Gas Deposits|
|Published online||07 June 2019|
Geochemical interactions between hydraulic fracturing fluid and fractured Whitby Mudstone
Department of Geology & Geophysics and School of Energy Resources, 1000 E. University Ave., University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071 USA
2 Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, Budapestlaan 4, 3584 CD Utrecht, The Netherlands
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We examine how a mechanically-induced fracture network may influence geochemical reaction between shale and stimulation fluid used in hydraulic fracturing. Two different types of bedding-parallel fractures, a simple fracture between bedding planes and a damage zone with multiple fractures, were induced in the Whitby Mudstone (Early Jurassic) from the UK. Both fractured shales were subsequently reacted with stimulation fluid at 10 MPa and 100°C for about 2000 hours. pH increased from 2.1 to about 6 after 1000 hours of reaction in both shales, but pH increased slightly more rapidly by reaction in the shale with the damage zone. Total dissolved inorganic carbon evolved in similar fashion in both experiments and did not readily distinguish between the two styles of fracturing induced in the Whitby Mudstone.
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