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Integration of Reservoir Quality and Shale Zonation Indices Using Conventional Petrophysical Data to Characterize Hydraulic Units with Shaly Contents

T.I. Elkewidy1

1The American University in Cairo


The vast majority of clastic formations are in reality not shale-free. They usually contain clay minerals in various amounts, types, and distributions. In fact, clay minerals can be found literally in all kinds of sedimentary rocks including clastic and carbonate reservoirs. Reliable formation evaluation and estimation of the potential for hydrocarbon production from reservoirs with shaly content is critical but rather a difficult task due to their complex nature.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain