Best Practices for Shale Core Handling: Transportation, Sampling and Storage for Conduction of Analyses.
Average rating votes
MetadataShow full item record
Drill core shale samples are critical for palaeoenvironmental studies and potential hydrocarbon reservoirs. They need to be preserved carefully to maximise their retention of reservoir condition properties. However, they are susceptible to alteration due to cooling and depressurisation during retrieval to the surface, resulting in volume expansion and formation of desiccation and micro fractures. This leads to inconsistent measurements of different critical attributes, such as porosity and permeability. Best practices for core handling start during retrieval while extracting from the barrel, followed by correct procedures for transportation and storage. Appropriate preservation measures should be adopted depending on the objectives of the scientific investigation and core coherency, with respect to consolidation and weathering. It is particularly desirable to maintain a constant temperature of 1 to 4 °C and a consistent relative humidity of >75% to minimise any micro fracturing and int.....
JournalJournal of Marine Science and Engineering
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Manual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
CitationBasu, S.; Jones, A. and Mahzari, P.(2020) Best Practices for Shale Core Handling: Transportation, Sampling and Storage for Conduction of Analyses. Journal of Marine Science Engineering, 8:136, 17pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8020136
The following license files are associated with this item: