2009 Unconventional Resources

Simulation of Shale Gas Reservoirs Incorporating Appropriate Pore Geometry and the Correct Physics of Capillarity and Fluid Transport

Subcontractor: Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma

Principal Investigator: Devegowda Deepak
Project Number Project Status
09122-11 Active
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Participants
BP: Chesapeake; Exco; Newfield; Total; Computer Modeling Group, Inc.
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
November 4, 2010 May 1, 2014
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,317,991.00 $1,040,598.00 $264,213.00
Project Objectives

The objective of this project is to provide to the exploration and production industry commercial simulators for shale gas reservoirs that incorporate the necessary physical approximations and pore geometries to provide a valid model of gas and water production. To facilitate adoption and use by E&P professionals the objective is to modify current commercial simulators by substitution of new modules containing more appropriate approximations and pore geometries.

RPSEA Project Fact Sheet: Download 197.1 KB
Reports
File Type Date
Simulation of Shale Gas Reservoirs Incorporating Appropriate Pore Geometry and the Correct Physics of Capillarity and Fluid Transport ( 68.4 KB ) Technology Status Assessment 12/10
Presentations
Title: Poster Presentation: Simulation of Shale Gas Reservoirs Incorporating Appropriate Pore Geometry and the Correct Physics of Capillarity and Fluid Transport - 04/11 ( 81.9 KB )
Title: Paper Abstract: Design and Examination of Requirements for a Rigorous Shale-Gas Reservoir Simulator Compared to Current Shale-Gas Simulator - 01/13 ( 185.8 KB )
Title: Paper Abstract: Effect of Capillary Relaxation on Water Entrapment After Hydraulic Fracturing Stimulation - 01/13 ( 185.3 KB )
Title: NMR T1/T2 Ratios for Brine and Hydrocarbon Relaxation in Mature Organic Shales - 07/11 ( 364.4 KB )
Title: Modeling Transport in Nano-Porous Organic Pores - 07/11 ( 231.8 KB )
Title: Quad-Porosity Models for Accurate Characterization of Shale Gas Reservoirs - 07/11 ( 640.0 KB )
Title: Paper Abstract: A Fully-Coupled Free and Adsorptive Phase Transport Model for Shale Gas Reservoirs Including Non-Darcy Flow Effects - 01/13 ( 188.3 KB )
Title: Paper Abstract: Modeling Multiple-Porosity Transport in Gas-Bearing Shale Formations - 01/13 ( 186.4 KB )
Title: Paper Abstract: Parametric Investigation of Shale Gas Production Considering Nano-Scale Pore Size Distribution, Formation Factor, and Non-Darcy Flow Mechanisms - 01/13 ( 188.0 KB )
Title: Paper Abstract: Phase Behavior of Gas Condensates in Shales Due to Pore Proximity Effects: Implications for Transport, Reserves and Well Productivity - 01/13 ( 187.7 KB )