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Simulation on gas transport in shale: The coupling of free and adsorbed gas

Research paper by Yang Xia, Yan Jin, Kang Ping Chen, Mian Chen, Dong Chen

Indexed on: 10 Mar '17Published on: 22 Feb '17Published in: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering



Abstract

The shale reservoirs contain not only a lot of nano-micro scale pores, but the coupling phenomenon between free and adsorbed gas, which leads to complexity when estimating shale-gas production. Currently, different models have been applied to describe the gas transport in shale, especially in different flow regions. However, the role played by adsorbed gas on the production performance is still difficult to evaluate due to the fact that the coupling of free and adsorbed gas is rarely considered.

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