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Numerical Simulation for Shale or Coal Seam Gas Reservoirs

Call for Papers

Unconventional reservoirs, for example, shale and coal seam gas, attract the attention of energy industries and academia. Reservoir characterization, geological modelling, and numerical simulation of these unconventional reservoirs remain challenging due to the pervasive presence of heterogeneities including multiscale porous structure (pores, cleats, and fractures), geomechanics, and thereby the flow mechanisms. These heterogeneities and their geomechanical coupled properties hinder the further commercialization of both resources. Reservoir characterization and geological modelling exercises are critical for resolving these heterogeneities and providing a basis for the understanding of fluid flow mechanisms in the material and reservoir stimulation. Advanced numerical simulation theories and methodologies are helping to bridge the gap between geological knowledge and well performance.

The special issue aims to publish papers on recent developments in the area of reservoir characterization, geological modelling and numerical simulation, and reservoir stimulation for shale or coal seam gas reservoirs. This special issue also welcomes papers on topics such as shale or coal seam gas reservoir economics, policies, and management. Submissions of theory and case studies in original research and review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Formation evaluation
  • Experimental reservoir characterization
  • Simulation of multiphase fluids transport
  • Geostatistics and geological modelling
  • Resources estimation
  • Numerical simulation
  • History matching
  • Reservoir stimulation
  • Geomechanical properties and modelling

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 15 June 2018
Publication DateNovember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

Guest Editors

  • Kai Zhang, China Petroleum University, Qingdao, China
  • Yudong Yuan, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Yanbin Yao, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China