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Muds and Mudstones: Physical and Fluid-Flow Properties (Geological Society Special Publication)
by:Andrew C. Aplin
Muds and mudstones are the prime control on fluid flow in sedimentary basins and near surface environments. As the world's most common sediment type, they act as aquitards in sedimentary basins, restricting water flow and influencing the development of overpressure. In petroleum systems they act as source rocks for nearly all oil and much gas, determine...
Muds and mudstones are the prime control on fluid flow in sedimentary basins and near surface environments. As the world's most common sediment type, they act as aquitards in sedimentary basins, restricting water flow and influencing the development of overpressure. In petroleum systems they act as source rocks for nearly all oil and much gas, determine migration directions between source and trap in most settings, and act as seals to many reservoirs. In near surface environments they not only control natural flow but have been commonly used to restrict leakage from waste disposal sites. This volume focuses on the poorly described physical properties of muds and mudstones in both near-surface and deep basinal settings. Amongst its contents are reviews of compaction, permeability, thermal conductivity and mechanical properties of mudstones, experimental studies of transport properties and case studies of the importance of fluid flow in both hydrogeological and petroleum systems. A unique collection of papers concerning the physical and fluid flow properties of muds and mudstones, covering shallow and deep burial environments. Readership: Petroleum Geoscientists, Waste Disposal Geoscientists, Engineers. Engineering Geologists, Hydrogeologists and Geotechnical Engineers. Principle Authors F. J. Pearson, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. D. N. Dewhurst, Imperial College, UK. K. Midttome, NTNU, Tronheim. D. N. Petley, University of Portsmouth, UK. K. Bjorlykke, University of Oslo, Norway. M. B. Clennell, University of Leeds, UK. M. B. Peters, University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK. J. F. Harrington, British Geological Survey, UK. G. M. Ingram, Shell Development, Australia. T. Skar, Vrije Universiteit.J. Dorsch, University of St. Louis, USA. K. Walraevens, University of Gent. Also available: Understanding the Micro to Macro Behaviour of Rock - Fluid Systems (No. 249) - ISBN 1862391866 Dating & Duration of Fluid Flow Events (Geological Society Special Publication) - ISBN 1862390193 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society in the world, and one of the largest publishers in the Earth sciences.The Society publishes a wide range of high-quality peer-reviewed titles for academics and professionals working in the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable international reputation for the quality of its work.The many areas in which we publish in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic studies and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology guides
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