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RESEARCH PAPERS

Modeling Capabilities for the Devonian Gas Shales

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F. Kucuk, J. Alam

Science Applications, Inc., Morgantown, W. Va. 26505

W. K. Sawyer

Petroleum Engineering Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va. 26505

J. Energy Resour. Technol 103(4), 270-276 (Dec 01, 1981) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230851 History: Received October 31, 1980; Revised August 24, 1981; Online October 22, 2009

Abstract

Mathematical models for predicting gas performance of Devonian gas shale reservoirs can be divided into two groups: single and dual porosity models. Further, two dual porosity models have been developed. Although the shale matrix is known to contain a large quantity of gas, it is not known what fraction can be produced economically. No conclusive evidence in support of the various model concepts is given, but the information in this paper will facilitate comparison of existing models. Area requiring further study in order to advance current modeling technology are discussed.

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