Geofluids

How to Improve Hydrocarbon Recovery Factors from Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs: New Insights and Challenges


Publishing date
01 May 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
03 Jan 2020

Lead Editor

1NALCO Champion, Sugar Land, USA

2University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA

3University of North Dakota, North Dakota, USA

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How to Improve Hydrocarbon Recovery Factors from Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs: New Insights and Challenges

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

In recent years, in the energy sector, there has been a global revival in the recovery of oil and gas from unconventional resources. The ability of these rich hydrocarbon resources to sustain energy supply worldwide has attracted a significant level of interest among researchers. Despite all the promising aspects of hydrocarbon recovery, there are so many questions remaining about the mechanisms of recovery occurring under the challenging conditions of these tight reservoirs.

Some of the more common challenges faced by researchers include how to estimate original oil in place (OOIP), the definition of effective porosity in these unconventional reservoirs, uncovering the factors limiting hydrocarbon (HC) recovery from these assets and why the oil and gas recovery factors are generally low compared to conventional reservoirs, collating the best practices to improve oil and gas recovery, and slowing down the steep HC production decline curves. It is important that researchers urgently come up with solutions to these problems, in order to ensure large quantities of fuel are recovered with maximum efficiency.

In this Special Issue, we especially welcome submissions that address some of the current challenges that have been encountered by researchers in both academia and industry in this space. We welcome both original research and review articles in these areas.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reserve estimation
  • The transport of fluids in or from ultra-tight oil/gas reservoirs
  • Factors limiting the wells’ deliverability
  • Maximizing the drainage area through reservoir management (optimum well spacing, frac-communications between parents and child wells, and frac-hit mitigation)
  • Improved oil recovery technologies beyond fracking

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3713525
  • - Research Article

Potential for Vertical Heterogeneity Prediction in Reservoir Basing on Machine Learning Methods

Hongqing Song | Shuyi Du | ... | Qipeng Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9394140
  • - Research Article

Semianalytical Model for Flow Behavior Analysis of Unconventional Reservoirs with Complex Fracture Distribution

Dayou Shi | Zhengyuan Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9382058
  • - Research Article

Effects of Irreducible Fluid Saturation and Gas Entry Pressure on Gas Production from Hydrate-Bearing Clayey Silt Sediments by Depressurization

Xiaolong Ma | Youhong Sun | ... | Bing Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 4941501
  • - Research Article

Impacts of Pore-Throat System on Fractal Characterization of Tight Sandstones

Dengke Liu | Zhaolin Gu | ... | Chao Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1651549
  • - Research Article

Potential for Evaluation of Interwell Connectivity under the Effect of Intraformational Bed in Reservoirs Utilizing Machine Learning Methods

Jinzi Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5385932
  • - Research Article

Estimation of the Oil-in-Place Resources in the Liquid-Rich Shale Formations Exploiting Geochemical and Petrophysical Data in a 3D High-Resolution Geological Model Domain: Baltic Basin Case Study

Krzysztof Sowiżdżał | Tomasz Słoczyński | Weronika Kaczmarczyk
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8302310
  • - Research Article

Experimental Study on the Damage of Artificial Fracture Permeability in Coal during the Flow Back of Guar-Based Fracturing Fluid

Shenggui Liu | Jinkuang Huang | ... | Xin Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9587254
  • - Research Article

Multiple-Mixing-Cell Model for Calculation of Minimum Miscibility Pressure Controlled by Tie-Line Length

FuLin Yang | Peng Yu | Xue Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2382153
  • - Research Article

Experimental Investigation of the Dependence of Accessible Porosity and Methane Sorption Capacity of Carbonaceous Shales on Particle Size

Garri Gaus | Anton Kalmykov | ... | Reinhard Fink
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9160346
  • - Research Article

Prediction of Production Performance of Refractured Shale Gas Well considering Coupled Multiscale Gas Flow and Geomechanics

Zhiqiang Li | Zhilin Qi | ... | Fei Mo
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