State-of-the-art in modeling of unconventional gas recovery

Gregory R. King, T. Ertekin

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Abstract

This paper provides a survey of fourteen recently developed numerical simulators used for modeling production from unconventional gas reservoirs. These simulators are evaluated with respect to key features, including: (1) the ability to model complex geological situations (single vs. dual-porosity, coal/sand sequences, coal/shale sequences, faulting, etc.), (2) the ability to model different governing flow mechanisms, (3) the ability to model different exploitation schemes (unstimulated vertical drainage wells, hydraulically stimulated vertical drainage wells, horizontal drainage wells, etc.), and (4) the numerical capabilities of the models (numerical formulations, ability to run on a personal computer vs. a main frame computer, etc.). From this survey, five 'modules' are identified as being essential to the numerical prediction of gas production from unconventional reservoirs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc SPE Joint Rocky Mountain Reg Low Permeability Reservoir Symp Exhib
PublisherPubl by Soc of Petroleum Engineers of AIME
Pages173-19118947
Number of pages19118775
StatePublished - 1989
EventProceedings: SPE Joint Rocky Mountain Regional/Low Permeability Reservoirs Symposium and Exhibition - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Mar 6 1989Mar 8 1989

Other

OtherProceedings: SPE Joint Rocky Mountain Regional/Low Permeability Reservoirs Symposium and Exhibition
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period3/6/893/8/89

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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