An Analytical Flow Model for Heterogeneous Multi-Fractured Systems in Shale Gas Reservoirs
AbstractThe use of multiple hydraulically fractured horizontal wells has been proven to be an efficient and effective way to enable shale gas production. Meanwhile, analytical models represent a rapid evaluation method that has been developed to investigate the pressure-transient behaviors in shale gas reservoirs. Furthermore, fractal-anomalous diffusion, which describes a sub-diffusion process by a non-linear relationship with time and cannot be represented by Darcy’s law, has been noticed in heterogeneous porous media. In order to describe the pressure-transient behaviors in shale gas reservoirs more accurately, an improved analytical model based on the fractal-anomalous diffusion is established. Various diffusions in the shale matrix, pressure-dependent permeability, fractal geometry features, and anomalous diffusion in the stimulated reservoir volume region are considered. Type curves of pressure and pressure derivatives are plotted, and the effects of anomalous diffusion and mass fractal dimension are investigated in a sensitivity analysis. The impact of anomalous diffusion is recognized as two opposite aspects in the early linear flow regime and after that period, when it changes from 1 to 0.75. The smaller mass fractal dimension, which changes from 2 to 1.8, results in more pressure and a drop in the pressure derivative. View Full-Text
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Tao, H.; Zhang, L.; Liu, Q.; Deng, Q.; Luo, M.; Zhao, Y. An Analytical Flow Model for Heterogeneous Multi-Fractured Systems in Shale Gas Reservoirs. Energies 2018, 11, 3422.
Tao H, Zhang L, Liu Q, Deng Q, Luo M, Zhao Y. An Analytical Flow Model for Heterogeneous Multi-Fractured Systems in Shale Gas Reservoirs. Energies. 2018; 11(12):3422.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tao, Honghua; Zhang, Liehui; Liu, Qiguo; Deng, Qi; Luo, Man; Zhao, Yulong. 2018. "An Analytical Flow Model for Heterogeneous Multi-Fractured Systems in Shale Gas Reservoirs." Energies 11, no. 12: 3422.
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