613 Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas: Science & Technology Advancement

Wednesday, November 16, 2016: 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Van Ness (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
Unconventional oil and natural gas (UOG) resources, which include resources contained in shale and other low-permeability geological formations, are transforming the energy industry in the U.S. and, increasingly, around the world. Rapid growth in the availability of UOG is an opportunity, but recovery efficiencies are commonly low in these reservoirs. Current development approaches are not yet achieving an optimal balance of high resource utilization and low environmental impact. Worldwide, field-based research projects as well as laboratory and pilot-scale studies are underway to improve understanding of the efficiency of UOG development. This session will focus on critical knowledge gaps in our understanding of subsurface hydraulic fracture geometry and optimal completion/stimulation strategies for the most efficient recovery of UOG resources. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, reduced water content hydraulic fracturing fluids and equipment that can reduce the volume of water required for fracturing, advanced hydraulic fracturing far field diagnostic methods to enhance understanding of created fracture geometry, technologies to enhance effectiveness of re-fracturing operations, and methods to improve gas recovery efficiency along the entire stimulated interval.

Advances in Fossil Energy R&D

Jared Ciferno
Email: jared.ciferno@netl.doe.gov

Albert Yost
Email: albert.yost@netl.doe.gov

Rameshwar Srivastava
Email: Ram.Srivastava@netl.doe.gov

3:34 PM
(613b) Well Integrity Inspection in Unconventional Gas Wells
Ansas M. Kasten, John S. Price, William Ross, Yuri Plotnikov, Adrian Ivan, Sudeep Mandal, Edward Nieters, Frederick Wheeler, Helene Climent, Sergei Dolinsky, Renato Guida, Thomas Williams and Bill Johnson

3:53 PM
(613c) 4D Synchrotron X-Ray Imaging to Understand Porosity Development in Shales during Exposure to Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid
Andrew M. Kiss, Arjun H. Kohli, Anna L. Harrison, Adam D. Jew, Jae-Hong Lim, Yijin Liu, Kate Maher, Mark Zoback, Gordon E. Brown Jr. and John Bargar

5:09 PM
(613g) Phase Behavior of Methane Hydrates in Confined Media
Hao Bian, Jerry Heng, Klaus Hellgardt and Geoffrey Maitland

5:28 PM
(613h) Global Optimization of Constrained Grey-Box Models for Well Injection and Production
Burcu Beykal, Fani Boukouvala, Nadav Sorek, Hardikkumar Zalavadia, Eduardo Gildin and Christodoulos A. Floudas
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