Organic Geochemistry, Geochronology, and Paleogeography of Shale Deposits
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 2787
Interests: stratigraphy; chemostratigraphy; depositional system; stable isotopes; organic geochemistry; biostratigraphy; atypical petroleum systems; unconventional reservoir
Interests: shale geochemistry; organic geochemistry: lipid biomarkers; petroleum systems; unconventional; stable isotopes; paleoenvironmental interpretation
Shale deposits remain one of the most fascinating topics of study in sedimentary geology. These deposits have the potential to provide a huge amount of key information regarding the paleoenvironmental evolution at different scales (from molecular to seismic). The development of new analytical techniques allows the precise reconstruction of past aquatic environments through geochemical proxies while seismic attributes of shales support correlations at long distances enabling paleogeographic reconstructions. Furthermore, over the last decade, in addition to their fundamental role as the source rock in conventional petroleum systems, shale deposits became an important source of energy in the sense of unconventional deposits. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to embrace all the aspects associated with the shale deposits preserved along the geological record exploring relevant topics to the scientific community and the oil and gas industry. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Shale geochemistry;
- Paleogeography of shale deposits;
- Anoxic events;
- Source-rock geochemistry;
- Machine-learning applied to the characterization of shale deposits;
- Carbon capture and storage in shales.
Prof. Dr. Egberto Pereira
Dr. Lucas Pinto Heckert Bastos
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- shale geochemistry
- paleogeography of shale deposits
- anoxic events
- source-rock geochemistry
- machine-learning applied to the characterization of shale deposits
- carbon capture and storage in shales