Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Research article
29 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 29 Jul 2022

Magnetic expression in kerogen reveals impact on fluid transport

Benjamin Nicot, Jean-Pierre Korb, Isabelle Jolivet, Hervé Vezin, Didier Gourier, and Anne-Laure Rollet


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on mr-2022-7', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', benjamin nicot, 02 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on mr-2022-7', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 May 2022
    • EC1: 'Reply on RC2', Geoffrey Bodenhausen, 14 May 2022
      • CC1: 'Reply on EC1', Hervé Vezin, 14 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', benjamin nicot, 02 Jun 2022
  • CC2: 'Comment on mr-2022-7', Nino Wili, 15 May 2022
  • EC2: 'Comment on mr-2022-7', Geoffrey Bodenhausen, 03 Jun 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on EC2', benjamin nicot, 03 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by benjamin nicot on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Jun 2022) by Geoffrey Bodenhausen
Short summary
In this article we report a multiscale approach for explaining why the transport of fluids in oil shales is so hindered. Thanks to nuclear and electronic magnetic resonances, we first demonstrate that the kerogen within the shale is capable of swelling in the presence of oil; and second we show that this swelling is reversible and reveals the presence of vanadyl porphyrin by breaking magnetic interaction. The magnetic interactions evidenced helps understand the very low mobility of hydrocarbons.