The Upper Devonian Cleveland Black Shale: A Surface Laboratory for Understanding the Subsurface: FC3
This one-day field course takes attendees to spectacular outcrops of the Upper Devonian Cleveland Shale and associated strata in the greater Cleveland Metro Area of Ohio.
The field course is designed to bring both geologists and engineers together.
We will discuss various subsurface concepts that are often difficult to observe in subsurface data and cryptic in pristine, unweathered cores. Such topics include wellbore stability, natural and induced fracturing, and vertical and spatial changes in stratigraphy and attendant reservoir quality over short distances.