CO2 Storage Capacity for Multi-Well Pads Scheme in Depleted Shale Gas Reservoirs
AbstractAs a promising technology to improve shale gas (SG) recovery and CO2 storage capacity, the multi-well pads (MWPs) scheme has gained more and more attention. The semi-analytical pressure-buildup method has been used to estimate CO2 storage capacity. It focuses on single multi-fractured horizontal wells (SMFHWs) and does not consider multi-well pressure interference (MWPI) induced by the MWPs scheme. This severely limits the application of this method as incidences of multi-well pressure interference have been widely reported. This paper proposed a new methodology to optimize the injection strategy of the MWPs scheme and maximize CO2 storage capacity. The new method implements numerical discretization, the superposition theory, Gauss elimination, and the Stehfest numerical algorithm to obtain pressure-buildup solutions for the MWPs scheme. The solution by the new method was validated with numerical simulation and pressure-buildup curves were generated to identify MWPI. Using the new method, we observed that the fracture number and fracture half-length have a positive influence on CO2 storage capacity. Both can be approximately related to the CO2 storage capacity by a linear correlation. For a given injection pressure, there is an optimal fracture number; the bigger the limited injection pressure, the smaller the optimal fracture number. Stress sensitivity has positive influences on CO2 storage capacity, thus extending the injection period would improve CO2 storage capacity. This work gains some insights into the CO2 storage capacity of the MWPs scheme in depleted SG reservoirs, and provides considerable guidance on injection strategies to maximize CO2 storage capacity in depleted SG reservoirs. View Full-Text
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Meng, Z.; Yang, S.; Wang, L.; Zou, J.; Jiang, Y.; Liang, C.; Wang, J.; Zhong, Z. CO2 Storage Capacity for Multi-Well Pads Scheme in Depleted Shale Gas Reservoirs. Energies 2017, 10, 1724.
Meng Z, Yang S, Wang L, Zou J, Jiang Y, Liang C, Wang J, Zhong Z. CO2 Storage Capacity for Multi-Well Pads Scheme in Depleted Shale Gas Reservoirs. Energies. 2017; 10(11):1724.Chicago/Turabian Style
Meng, Zhan; Yang, Shenglai; Wang, Lu; Zou, Jie; Jiang, Yun; Liang, Chenggang; Wang, Junru; Zhong, Ziyao. 2017. "CO2 Storage Capacity for Multi-Well Pads Scheme in Depleted Shale Gas Reservoirs." Energies 10, no. 11: 1724.
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