Print Email Facebook Twitter European prospective unconventional hydrocarbon shales - A prior approximation for resource assessment parameterisation based on European analogies Title European prospective unconventional hydrocarbon shales - A prior approximation for resource assessment parameterisation based on European analogies Author Schovsbo, N.H. Anthonsen, K.L. Nelskamp, S. Pedersen, C.B. Tougaard, L. Zijp, M. Bocin-Dumitriu, A. Publication year 2017 Abstract In a European wide project, including Ukraine, 81 shale formations from 33 thermogenic and two biogenic gas bearing onshore basins were studied for hydrocarbon potential. All formations have been mapped and data complied based on information and expert judgments gathered from the respective European National Geological Surveys. Parameters relevant for resource evaluation purposes were gathered for each shale layer according to the current, publically available knowledge. The description also includes a full bibliographic reference database with more than 250 references comprising the current state of the art of scientific research of European shale gas and oil. Average properties for all European shales and for typical Carboniferous and Jurassic shales are presented, applicable as a prior approximation for resource assessment parameterisation based on European analogues. The European shales compare well with prospective North American shales with respect to lateral extent, thickness, TOC content, and maturity. The European prospective shales are, however, dominated by more clay rich rock types than producing North American shales. High clay content is known to pose engineering related difficulties during drilling, completion and production; hence it may pose challenges for successful implementation of North American shale gas and oil technologies to Europe. Saudi Aramco; Shell; Total Subject 2017 GeoAG - Applied GeosciencesELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesGeological Survey Netherlands2015 EnergyGeosciences To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:a65c5457-15a1-4141-888d-9a96a601d3a7 TNO identifier 782382 Publisher European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE ISBN 9789462822177 Source 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017: Energy, Technology, Sustainability - Time to Open a New Chapter. 12 June 2017 through 15 June 2017, 1-5 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.