The North American Shale Resource: Characterization of Spatial and Temporal Variation in Productivity

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences book series (LNESS)

Abstract

Between 2005 and 2012, U.S. natural gas production from ultra-low permeability hydrocarbon-prone mud rock formations, often referred to as the “shale resource” [1], increased 20-fold to more than \(570\,\mathrm{{Mm}}^{3}\) per day, and now accounts for \({\approx }{33}\,\%\) of total U.S. gas output. These developments have had a profound impact on the U.S. energy sector.

Keywords

Horizontal Well Cold Spot Horizontal Length Unconventional Resource Well Performance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MIT Energy InitiativeMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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