2008 Unconventional Resources

Novel Gas Isotope Interpretation Tools to Optimize Gas Shale Production

Subcontractor: California Institute of Technology

Principal Investigator: William Goddard
Project Number Project Status
08122-15 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Bob Siegfried
Participants
Devon Energy Corporation; BJ Services Company; GeoIsoChem Inc.
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
August 28, 2009 February 15, 2013
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,549,965.00 $1,174,500.00 $359,965.00
Project Objectives

The overall objective of this work is to develop novel diagnostic tools for predicting, monitoring, and optimizing shale gas production. There are three primary objectives of this project. First, to field-deploy our gas isotope spectrometer for real time measuring carbon and duterim isotope ratios of nature gas; second, to develop a user friendly interpretive tool to quantify the remaining gas potential, amount of free gas and absorbed gas; and third, to integrate with other field operational data through our industrial partners and to rationalize our results.

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Reports
File Type Date
Novel Gas Isotope Interpretation Tools to Optimize Gas Shale Production ( 209.9 KB ) Technology Status Assessment 09/09
Novel Gas Isotope Interpretation Tools to Optimize Gas Shale Production ( 2.1 MB ) Final Report 06/13