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Development of a multi-continuum quadruple porosity model to estimate CO2 storage capacity and CO2 enhanced shale gas recovery

Minglu Wu, Mingcai Ding, Jun Yao, Chenfeng Li Orcid Logo, Xuan Li, Jiamin Zhu

Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Swansea University Author: Chenfeng Li Orcid Logo

Abstract

Geologic storage of CO2 in shale formation not only enhances natural gas recovery, but also sequestrates CO2 effectively. According to this technology, a multi-continuum quadruple porosity binary component gas model is developed to investigate carbon dioxide storage capacity and CO2 enhanced shale g...

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Published in: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
ISSN: 0920-4105
Published: 2019
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa49883
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Abstract: Geologic storage of CO2 in shale formation not only enhances natural gas recovery, but also sequestrates CO2 effectively. According to this technology, a multi-continuum quadruple porosity binary component gas model is developed to investigate carbon dioxide storage capacity and CO2 enhanced shale gas recovery, which is based on multiple flow mechanisms, including dissolution, adsorption/desorption, viscous flow, diffusion, slip flow and stress sensitivity of hydraulic fractures. This fully coupled model is divided into quadruple media, including organic matters, organic pore system, matrix system and natural fracture system. The matrix-fracture transfer flow is simulated by modified multiple interacting continua (MINC) method. Embedded discreate fracture model (EDFM) is introduced to describe the gas flow in hydraulic fractures and the transfer flow between hydraulic fractures and natural fractures. Finite difference method (FDM) and quasi-Newton iterative method are applied to solve this model. The reliability and practicability of this model is validated by matching the production history of a fractured horizontal well in shale gas reservoir. The effects of relevant parameters on production curves are analyzed, including adsorption parameters, dissolution parameters, well production pressure, injection pressure, volumetric fraction of kerogen and injection opportunity. The result shows that the model in this work is reliable and practicable, and the model presented here can be used to investigate the injectivity of CO2 and CO2 enhanced shale gas recovery.
Keywords: CO2 storage, Enhanced shale gas recovery, Multiple flow mechanisms, Quadruple porosity model, Fractured horizontal well
College: College of Engineering