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reservoir quality (RQ)

1. n. [Formation Evaluation, Well Completions, Shale Gas]

A prediction of the likelihood of a rock to yield commercial quantities of hydrocarbons. Reservoir quality (RQ) is a geologic, engineering and economic assessment of a resource, its reserves and their producibility. The term RQ includes the following factors: volume of oil or gas in place, organic content (TOC), thermal maturity, effective porosity, fluid saturations—oil, gas and water, reservoir thickness and intrinsic permeability.