Application of Natural Gas Composition to Modeling Communication Within and Filling of Large Tight-Gas-Sand Reservoirs, Rocky Mountains (07122-09)

Colorado School of Mines - Principal Investigator:  Nicholas B. Harris 

Objective:  The objective of this project is to test 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 will examine 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.
Period of Performance:  August 25, 2008 to August 24, 2010


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