2007 Unconventional Resources

Gas Production Forecasting from Tight Gas Reservoirs: Integrating Natural Fracture Networks and Hydraulic Fractures

Subcontractor: The University of Utah

Principal Investigator: Milind Deo
Project Number Project Status
07122-44 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Participants
Utah Geological Survey; Golder Associates; Utah State University; Itasca Houston, Inc.
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
September 2, 2008 December 31, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,335,623.00 $1,055,051.00 $267,216.00
Project Objectives

The objective of this project is to increase gas recovery from the tight gas formations in the Uinta Basin, Utah by creating tools/mechanisms to superpose complex three-dimensional hydraulic fractures on existing sets of natural fractures, and simulating gas production from realistic models of tight gas reservoirs.

RPSEA Project Fact Sheet: Download 390.2 KB
Project Website: Utah Geological Survey - Tight-Gas Reservoirs – Fracture Networks
Reports
File Type Date
Gas Production Forecasting from Tight Gas Reservoirs: Integrating Natural Fracture Networks and Hydraulic Fractures ( 8.0 MB ) Final Report 10/13
Gas Production Forecasting from Tight Gas Reservoirs: Integrating Natural Fracture Networks and Hydraulic Fractures ( 232.7 KB ) Technology Status Assessment 01/09
Presentations
Title: Gas Production Forecasting From Tight Gas Reservoirs: Integrating Natural Fracture Networks and Hydraulic Fractures - 04/10 ( 5.2 MB )
Title: Gas Production Forecasting From Tight Gas Reservoirs: Integrating Natural Fracture Networks and Hydraulic Fractures - 04/09 ( 3.6 MB )