Petrophysics and Fluid Transport in Shales and Tight Reservoirs

Publishing date
15 Dec 2017
Submission deadline
28 Jul 2017

Lead Editor

1China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

2China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China

3RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

4West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA

5The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA

Petrophysics and Fluid Transport in Shales and Tight Reservoirs


The development of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has permitted the extraction of hydrocarbons from fine-grained sedimentary rocks. The key to enhancing production and reducing development risk is an improved understanding of reservoir characteristics and petrophysical properties of the shales and tight reservoirs. Recent advances in physical experiments and numerical simulation techniques have allowed scientists to study the petrophysics and the gas-water-rock interactions of unconventional resources across broad length- and time-scales.

We invite authors to submit novel research topics and review articles to advance understanding of fluid phase behavior, fluid transport mechanisms, and non-Darcy effects in nanopores of shales and other tight rocks. We are also interested in articles that explore novel and effective methods to determine petrophysical properties at different scales, for example, pore-scale modeling of fluid transport and upscaling of experiments performed on samples in the mm to cm range.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pore structure characterization and fluid phase behavior in shales
  • Characterization of sorption, diffusion, wettability, and anisotropy of permeability in shales
  • Single-phase/multiphase fluid transport in tight reservoirs
  • Gas-water-rock interactions in tight reservoirs
  • Experimental and mathematical simulation of fluid transport in shale and tight rocks
  • Pore-scale modeling of transport characteristics of shales and tight reservoirs
  • Fracture characterization and proppant transport in shales and tight reservoirs
  • Novel and effective methods to test and characterize petrophysical properties of tight rocks


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5691953
  • - Editorial

Petrophysics and Fluid Transport in Shales and Tight Reservoirs

Feng Yang | Xiaohu Dong | ... | Derek Elsworth
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2186194
  • - Research Article

Apparent Permeability Model for Shale Gas Reservoirs Considering Multiple Transport Mechanisms

Shijun Huang | Yonghui Wu | ... | Guanyang Ding
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8065949
  • - Research Article

A Mathematical Pressure Transient Analysis Model for Multiple Fractured Horizontal Wells in Shale Gas Reservoirs

Yan Zeng | Qing Wang | ... | Hongliang Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2973181
  • - Research Article

Theoretical Modeling of Dielectric Properties of Artificial Shales

Tongcheng Han | Roman Beloborodov | ... | Pengyao Zhi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1019461
  • - Research Article

Experimental Characterization of Dielectric Properties in Fluid Saturated Artificial Shales

Roman Beloborodov | Marina Pervukhina | ... | Matthew Josh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5235140
  • - Research Article

Impact of Petrophysical Properties on Hydraulic Fracturing and Development in Tight Volcanic Gas Reservoirs

Yinghao Shen | Mianmo Meng | ... | Yuelei Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2632896
  • - Research Article

A Semianalytical Model for Multiple-Fractured Horizontal Wells with SRV in Tight Oil Reservoirs

Jiahang Wang | Xiaodong Wang | Wenxiu Dong
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