Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
In recent years, the exploitation of unconventional gas reservoirs has become increasingly important to North American energy supply. Unconventional gas development depends on effective stimulation of low permeability reservoir by creating multiple hydraulic fractures which connects massive reservoir area to the wellbore. Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling are primary techniques to obtain economical production from the shale gas reservoir. In addition to that, gas desorption can be a significant source of gas production in shale gas reservoirs.;This research will illustrate the impact of gas desorption on production from multiply fractured horizontal well in shale by using a reservoir model. This research investigates the impact of reservoir and fracture characteristic on gas desorption from shale gas reservoir.;A commercial reservoir simulator was utilized to model a single porosity reservoir with number of layers. The results were used to evaluate the impact of gas desorption and investigate the impact of reservoir and hydraulic fracture characteristic on production performance in low permeability reservoir.
Arwishad, Abdallah O., "Impact of Gas Desorption on Production from Multiply Fractured Horizontal Well in Shale" (2011). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4686.