Linking pore topography and topology using nanoscale 3D FIB-SEM and FIB-HIM imaging
In this webinar we will overview all the methodological requirements which lie behind producing high fidelity nano-scale images, before looking at how these techniques can be used to understand the differences between organic hosted pore structures seen in onshore economic US shale reservoirs and those seen in more conventional pore structures.
The last five years has seen a revolution in the nature and genesis of the petroleum systems driving the worldwide hydrocarbon market, increasing emphasis on unconventional resources, particularly artificially stimulated shale reservoirs. In a low hydrocarbon price environment, technology must be made more efficient and reservoir management more targeted for such petroleum systems to remain competitive relative to mature conventional resources. One such technology is the ability to characterize shale pore and mineral structures using high resolution 3D Focused Ion Beam – Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM).