Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 47, Issue 14, pp 1207–1211 | Cite as

Interaction of fluid dynamic factors in the migration and accumulation of natural gas

  • Yan Song
  • Xinyu Xia
  • Zhenliang Wang
  • Yi Wang
  • Shengbiao Hu


The migration of fluid petroleum gas, described as fluid potential, depends only on gravity, fluid pressure controlled by depression and capillary force during tectonically stable period; but on tectonic stress during the tectonically active period with severe compression. This method is applied in the Junggar Basin, showing that the migration of Jurassic gas during Cretaceous and Eocene and the migration of Permian gas from Jurassic till the present are determined by capillary force and fluid pressure (including overpressure) which is controlled by depression; the migration of Jurassic gas from Eocene till the present and the migration of Permian gas during Triassic are controlled by tectonic stress.


petroleum migration fluid potential tectonic stress fluid pressure Junggar Basin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Song
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xinyu Xia
    • 1
  • Zhenliang Wang
    • 3
  • Yi Wang
    • 4
  • Shengbiao Hu
    • 5
  1. 1.Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and DevelopmentBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of GeochemistryChinese Academy of SciencesGuiyangChina
  3. 3.Northwest UniversityXi’anChina
  4. 4.Chinese University of PetroleumDongyingChina
  5. 5.Institute of GeologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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