High-resolution chemostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphic correlation, porosity and fracture characterization of the Vaca Muerta Formation, Neuquén Basin, Argentina
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The unconventional resource play potential of the Vaca Muerta Fm. in the Neuquén basin has renewed significant interest from the hydrocarbon industry. A combination of methodologies applied for conventional reservoir characterization, along with recently developed techniques, enables the evaluation of these fine-grained mudrocks. A multi-disciplinary study based on elemental and isotopic chemostratigraphy in a sequence stratigraphic framework allows for a better characterization of the Vaca Muerta reservoir system. The purpose of the first part of this study is the characterization of nano- ...