2007 Unconventional Resources

Application of Natural Gas Composition to Modeling Communication within and Filling of Large Tight-Gas-Sand Reservoirs, Rocky Mountains

Subcontractor: Colorado School of Mines

Principal Investigator: Nicholas Harris
Project Number Project Status
07122-09 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Kent Perry
U.S. Geological Survey; The University of Oklahoma; The University of Manchester; Fluid Inclusion Technology; Permedia Research Group; Williams Exploration and Production; ConocoPhillips Company; ExxonMobil Corporation; Newfield Exploration; BP America, I
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
2008-04-24T04:00:00 2013-01-01T02:59:00
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,016,417.00 $670,417.00 $346,000.00
Project Objectives

The objective of this project was to test as to whether the composition of natural gas in tight gas sand reservoirs can be used to track and model gas migration and distribution in these reservoirs. Specifically, the project examined the feasibility of using gas composition to understand: 1) gas migration processes in tight gas reservoirs; 2) controls on gas distribution in the reservoir; 3) controls on pressure distribution in the reservoir; and 4) lateral and vertical compartmentalization of the reservoir.

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