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Integrative Understanding of Shale Gas Reservoirs


  • Responds to the growing need for information on enhanced gas

  • recovery for shale gas reservoirs

  • Provides detailed methods for the evaluation of reservoir

  • Presents field data to verify the proposed model for understanding reservoir behaviour


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kun Sang Lee, Tae Hong Kim
    Pages 1-19
  3. Kun Sang Lee, Tae Hong Kim
    Pages 21-41
  4. Kun Sang Lee, Tae Hong Kim
    Pages 43-55
  5. Kun Sang Lee, Tae Hong Kim
    Pages 57-103
  6. Kun Sang Lee, Tae Hong Kim
    Pages 105-123

About this book


This timely book begins with an overview of shale gas reservoir features such as natural fracture systems, multi-fractured horizontal wells, adsorption/desorption of methane, and non-linear flow within the reservoir. Geomechanical modelling, an aspect of importance in ultra-low permeability reservoirs, is also presented in detail.

Taking these complex features of shale reservoirs into account, the authors develop a numerical model, which is verified with field data using the history matching technique. Based on this model, the pressure transient and production characteristics of a fractured horizontal well in a shale gas reservoir are analysed with respect to reservoir and fracture properties. Methods for the estimation of shale properties are also detailed. Minifrac tests, rate transient tests (RTA), and type curve matching are used to estimate the initial pressure, permeability, and fracture half-length. Lastly, future technologies such as the technique of injecting CO2 into shale reservoirs are presented.

The book will be of interest to industrial practitioners, as well as to academics and graduate students in the field of reservoir engineering.


Shale Gas Natural Fracture Multi-fractured Horizontal Well Adsorption Geomechanics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept Natural Resources & Envt EngHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Hangyang UniversityDept of Natural Resources & Enviro. Eng.SeoulKorea (Republic of)

About the authors

From 1991 to 1995, Dr. Lee worked on the analysis of geopressured-geothermal aquifer and long-time behaviour of closed gas reservoirs as a research assistant at Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. Obtaining a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, he worked as a research specialist at Kumho & Co. and a lecturer at Seoul National University. Since 1998, he has worked on various aspects reservoir engineering as a professor of Environmental and Energy Systems Engineering at Kyonggi University. Since 2011, he has been a professor at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Integrative Understanding of Shale Gas Reservoirs
  • Authors Kun Sang Lee
    Tae Hong Kim
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-29295-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-29296-0
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 123
  • Number of Illustrations 77 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Fossil Fuels (incl. Carbon Capture)
    Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
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