Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 224–236 | Cite as

Nonlinear Model for Gas Flow into a Horizontal Well from a Shale Reservoir with a Branched Fracture Network

  • Cheng-yong Li
  • Jun Zhou
  • Yi Luo
  • Ran Zhang

We propose a mathematical model describing gas flow from a fractured shale reservoir into a horizontal well. Based on Langmuir adsorption theory and Darcy’s law, we have obtained a basic solution using a combination of a point source function, an integral of a Bessel’s function, and the Poisson summation formula. We plotted typical curves for the dimensionless pressure and its derivative on a log-log scale. We analyze the stages of gas flow from the shale formation to the horizontal well and the factors influencing it.

Key words

shale gas desorption dual porosity medium branched fracture network horizontal well 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Energy ResourceChengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  2. 2.Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum EngineeringBeijingChina

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