Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 348–354 | Cite as

Enhancing Shale Gas Recovery by High-Temperature Supercritical CO2 Flooding

  • Feiying Ma
  • Yongqing Wang
  • Lin Wang

We examine a new technology for shale gas recovery: high-temperature supercritical carbon dioxide flooding. We analyze the physical and chemical properties of supercritical carbon dioxide, the characteristics of shale gas reservoirs, the adsorption/desorption mechanism and the factors affecting it. We discuss the advantages of the proposed technology and the feasibility of its application in the industry.


shale gas high-temperature supercritical carbon dioxide adsorption desorption enhanced gas recovery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feiying Ma
    • 1
  • Yongqing Wang
    • 1
  • Lin Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and ExploitationSouthwest Petroleum UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.Zhejiang Branch Corporation of China National Petroleum CorporationHangzhouChina

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