"Shale gas resource plays a significant role in energy supply worldwide. For economic production of shale gas, technologies of horizontal well and hydraulic fracturing are used for shale gas reservoirs. Therefore, the productivity of the shale gas reservoirs will be influenced by both reservoir condition, and hydraulic fracture properties.
In this thesis, parameters that will influence shale gas production were classified into two categories: reservoir properties and hydraulic fracture properties. Published shale gas simulation studies were surveyed for determining the typical ranges of those properties. CMG-GEM was employed to finish the reservoir simulation work, and CMG-CMOST was used to complete the sensitivity analysis work.
A three dimensional single phase dual-permeability shale gas reservoir model was created. Three flow mechanisms (Darcy flow, Non-Darcy flow, and Gas diffusion) as well as gas adsorption and desorption mechanism were considered in this model.
Sensitivity checks for each parameter were performed to analyze the effect of factors to forecast the production of shale gas reservoir. Influences of reservoir and hydraulic fracture parameters for different time periods were quantified by simulation of 1 yr., 5 yr., 10 yr., and 20 yr. production"--Abstract, page iii.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Petroleum Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xiv, 66 pages
© 2014 Jiaqi Wang, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Petroleum reserves -- Computer simulation
Shale gas reservoirs
Sensitivity theory (Mathematics)
Oil reservoir engineering -- Mathematical models
Electronic OCLC #
Wang, Jiaqi, "Studies of influencing factors for shale gas reservoir performance" (2014). Masters Theses. 7282.