Modeling of gas flow in fractured shale

Richard Wheaton

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In this paper equations and methodologies for the simple modeling of gas flow in fractured shale are developed. Transmissibility following hydraulic fracturing is related to the geo-mechanical properties of the shale. Methods for the application of these models using commercial conventional reservoir models to predict well productivity are developed. This provides a valuable tool in estimating the productivity and economic value of a potential shale gas play where only geological, petrophysical and geo-mechanical and limited or analogue production data is available.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100001
Number of pages8
JournalUpstream Oil and Gas Technology
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2020


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