2007 Unconventional Resources

Novel Concepts for Unconventional Gas Development in Shales, Tight Sands and Coalbeds

Subcontractor: Carter Technologies Co.

Principal Investigator: Ernest Carter
Project Number Project Status
07122-07 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Kent Perry
Participants
The University of Oklahoma; The University of Houston
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
July 24, 2008 February 19, 2009
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$119,713.00 $91,680.00 $28,033.00
Project Objectives

The objective of this project was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of novel methods for stimulating gas production from low-permeability rocks, including shale, tight sands, and coal bed formations. Specifically, the goal was to assess the feasibility of using a saw to cut a deep slot from a horizontal borehole into the formation at 5,000 to 10,000 foot depths.

Project Website: Slot Drill Site
Reports
File Type Date
Novel Concepts for Unconventional Gas Development of Gas Resources in Gas Shales, Tight Sands and Coalbeds ( 530.8 KB ) Final Report 02/09
Presentations
Title: Novel Concepts for Unconventional Gas in Shale - 04/09 ( 6.6 MB )