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Integrated Petrophysical and Geomechanical characterization of Cambay shale, Cambay basin, India


The Natural Gas Demand is expected to increase significantly at a CAGR of 7 % from 226.7 MMSCMD in 2012-13 to 713 MMSCMD in 2009-30. India is having number of sedimentary basins with high potential of commercially producible formations. It also has potential of producing Shale Gas which can fulfill the increasing demand of natural gas and energy. Thick Cambay Shale of Cambay Basin has been proved as the good hydrocarbon bearing source rock having high thermal maturity and organic matter content. A pilot study which includes Petrophysical and geomechanical analysis have been done on the shale samples of Cambay Shale to understand its Petrophysical and mechanical properties. This study can help in constructing fairway map for the whole basin if data from other blocks is available. The constructed map may be used to exploit the basin in more efficient and economical way.