Integrative Understanding of Shale Gas Reservoirs

  • Kun Sang Lee
  • Tae Hong Kim

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kun Sang Lee, Tae Hong Kim
    Pages 1-19
  3. Kun Sang Lee, Tae Hong Kim
    Pages 21-41
  4. Kun Sang Lee, Tae Hong Kim
    Pages 43-55
  5. Kun Sang Lee, Tae Hong Kim
    Pages 57-103
  6. Kun Sang Lee, Tae Hong Kim
    Pages 105-123

About this book


This timely book begins with an overview of shale gas reservoir features such as natural fracture systems, multi-fractured horizontal wells, adsorption/desorption of methane, and non-linear flow within the reservoir. Geomechanical modelling, an aspect of importance in ultra-low permeability reservoirs, is also presented in detail.

Taking these complex features of shale reservoirs into account, the authors develop a numerical model, which is verified with field data using the history matching technique. Based on this model, the pressure transient and production characteristics of a fractured horizontal well in a shale gas reservoir are analysed with respect to reservoir and fracture properties. Methods for the estimation of shale properties are also detailed. Minifrac tests, rate transient tests (RTA), and type curve matching are used to estimate the initial pressure, permeability, and fracture half-length. Lastly, future technologies such as the technique of injecting CO2 into shale reservoirs are presented.

The book will be of interest to industrial practitioners, as well as to academics and graduate students in the field of reservoir engineering.


Shale Gas Natural Fracture Multi-fractured Horizontal Well Adsorption Geomechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Kun Sang Lee
    • 1
  • Tae Hong Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept Natural Resources & Envt EngHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Hangyang UniversityDept of Natural Resources & Enviro. Eng.SeoulKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29295-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29296-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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