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dc.contributor.authorHaider, Syed
dc.contributor.authorPatzek, Tadeusz
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-21T08:07:12Z
dc.date.available2020-09-21T08:07:12Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-20
dc.identifier.citationHaider, S., & Patzek, T. W. (2020). A Physics Based Model of Enhanced Gas Production in Mudrocks. Proceedings of the 8th Unconventional Resources Technology Conference. doi:10.15530/urtec-2020-2985
dc.identifier.isbn9780991214471
dc.identifier.doi10.15530/urtec-2020-2985
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/665251
dc.description.abstractGas flow in mudrocks depends on the complex, multiscale connectivity among nanopores, microfractures and macrofractures. Hydraulic fractures stimulate reservoir volume near a horizontal well and create other fractures at all scales. Elsewhere, we have described the Stimulated Reservoir Volume (SRV) as a fractal with its own fracture network that accesses the organic-rich matrix. In the practically impermeable mudrock, the known volume of fracturing water (and proppant) must create an equal volume of fractures at all scales. Thus, we can constrain the physical structure of SRV, i.e., the number of macrofractures and surface area created after hydrofracturing. Nanopores in the organic matrix act as the source of almost all gas. Here, we present a comprehensive, physics-based microscale model of (a) the increased permeability to gas flow in a mudrock and (b) the effects of smallest nanopores on well production rates and gas storage capacity in this mudrock.
dc.description.sponsorshipSyed Haider (PhD student) was supported by baseline research funding from KAUST to Professor Tadeusz W. Patzek.
dc.publisherAmerican Association of Petroleum Geologists AAPG/Datapages
dc.relation.urlhttp://mr.crossref.org/iPage?doi=10.15530%2Furtec-2020-2985
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to American Association of Petroleum Geologists
dc.titleA Physics Based Model of Enhanced Gas Production in Mudrocks
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnergy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentAli I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
dc.conference.date20-22 July 2020
dc.conference.nameUnconventional Resources Technology Conference
dc.conference.locationAustin, Texas, USA
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
kaust.personHaider, Syed
kaust.personPatzek, Tadeusz
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-21T08:36:35Z
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitBaseline research fund
dc.date.published-online2020-08-20
dc.date.published-print2020


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