Evaluating Factors Controlling Damage and Productivity in Tight Gas Reservoirs

  • Nick┬áBahrami

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nick Bahrami
    Pages 1-11
  3. Nick Bahrami
    Pages 21-36
  4. Nick Bahrami
    Pages 51-53

About this book

Introduction

Tight gas reservoirs have very low permeability and porosity, which cannot be produced at economical flow rates unless the well is efficiently stimulated and completed using advanced and optimized technologies. Economical production on the basis of tight gas reservoirs is challenging in general, not only due to their very low permeability but also to several different forms of formation damage that can occur during drilling, completion, stimulation, and production operations.

This study demonstrates in detail the effects of different well and reservoir static and dynamic parameters that influence damage mechanisms and well productivity in tight gas reservoirs.  Geomechanics, petrophysics, production and reservoir engineering expertise for reservoir characterization is combined with a reservoir simulation approach and core analysis experiments to understand the optimum strategy for tight gas development, delivering improved well productivity and gas recovery.

Keywords

Capillary Pressure Damage Mechanisms Phase Trapping Relative Permeability Reservoir Flow Regimes Reservoir Permeability Tight Gas Reservoirs Water Blocking Well Productivity Optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Nick┬áBahrami
    • 1
  1. 1.Petroleum EngineeringCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02481-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02480-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02481-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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