Pore characterization and FE-SEM analysis of the Niobrara Formation in the Aristocrat Angus PC H11-07 core, Wattenberg field, Denver Basin, Colorado
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The Niobrara Formation in the Denver Basin is a prolific unconventional, self-sourced oil and gas play in Wattenberg Field, Colorado. It is divided into two members: the Fort Hays Limestone at the base and the overlying Smoky Hill Member. The Smoky Hill Member is further divided into seven chalk-rich and marl-rich intervals. The organic-rich marls within the Niobrara Formation are source rocks while the chalks are reservoirs. The Wattenberg Field in the Denver Basin has been productive for 50 years. Due to the little research that has been performed over the last 50 years, this project ...