Gas Production from Gas Condensate Reservoirs Using Sustainable Environmentally Friendly Chemicals
AbstractUnconventional reservoirs have shown tremendous potential for energy supply for long-term applications. However, great challenges are associated with hydrocarbon production from these reservoirs. Recently, injection of thermochemical fluids has been introduced as a new environmentally friendly and cost-effective chemical for improving hydrocarbon production. This research aims to improve gas production from gas condensate reservoirs using environmentally friendly chemicals. Further, the impact of thermochemical treatment on changing the pore size distribution is studied. Several experiments were conducted, including chemical injection, routine core analysis, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements. The impact of thermochemical treatment in sustaining gas production from a tight gas reservoir was quantified. This study demonstrates that thermochemical treatment can create different types of fractures (single or multistaged fractures) based on the injection method. Thermochemical treatment can increase absolute permeability up to 500%, reduce capillary pressure by 57%, remove the accumulated liquids, and improve gas relative permeability by a factor of 1.2. The findings of this study can help to design a better thermochemical treatment for improving gas recovery. This study showed that thermochemical treatment is an effective method for sustaining gas production from tight gas reservoirs. View Full-Text
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Hassan, A.M.; Mahmoud, M.A.; Al-Majed, A.A.; Al-Shehri, D.; Al-Nakhli, A.R.; Bataweel, M.A. Gas Production from Gas Condensate Reservoirs Using Sustainable Environmentally Friendly Chemicals. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2838.
Hassan AM, Mahmoud MA, Al-Majed AA, Al-Shehri D, Al-Nakhli AR, Bataweel MA. Gas Production from Gas Condensate Reservoirs Using Sustainable Environmentally Friendly Chemicals. Sustainability. 2019; 11(10):2838.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hassan, Amjed M.; Mahmoud, Mohamed A.; Al-Majed, Abdulaziz A.; Al-Shehri, Dhafer; Al-Nakhli, Ayman R.; Bataweel, Mohammed A. 2019. "Gas Production from Gas Condensate Reservoirs Using Sustainable Environmentally Friendly Chemicals." Sustainability 11, no. 10: 2838.
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