Introduction to Shale and Tight Oil Reservoirs
This chapter introduces the basic definitions for shale and tight oil reservoirs. It also describes the main geological characteristics of such unconventional resources and discusses the production techniques used to develop them. Moreover, it explains the main problems, which make the oil recovery in such reservoirs so low. This chapter presents the necessity of using improved oil recovery (IOR) methods, as well as some issues and options during the IOR process.
D. Alfarge et al., "Introduction to Shale and Tight Oil Reservoirs," Developments in Petroleum Science, vol. 67, pp. 1-13, Elsevier B.V., Jan 2020.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818343-4.00001-2
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
huff-n-puff versus flooding mode; hydraulic fracturing; IOR methods in shale oil reservoirs; shale oil reservoirs; tight oil reservoirs; unconventional EOR methods; unconventional liquid-rich reservoirs; unconventional reservoir development
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01 Jan 2020