2010 Unconventional Resources

Development of Non-Contaminating Cryogenic Fracturing Technology for Shale and Tight Gas Reservoirs

Subcontractor: Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

Principal Investigator: Yu-Shu Wu
Project Number Project Status
10122-20 Active
RPSEA Project Manager: Kent Perry
Participants
CARBO Ceramics; Pioneer Natural Resources; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
July 30, 2012 July 29, 2015
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$4,660,568.00 $1,943,962.00 $2,670,000.00
Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to study, test and develop an innovative technology for enhanced gas recovery (EGR) from low-permeability shale gas and tight gas reservoirs. In particular, the proposed research is focused on developing a novel cryogenic fracturing technology for significant reduction of flow resistance near wells and increase mobile gas volume in unconventional gas reservoirs.

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Reports
File Type Date
Development of Non-Contaminating Cryogenic Fracturing Technology for Shale and Tight Gas Reservoirs ( 7.8 MB ) Annual Report Year 1 08/13