Integrated Approaches for Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction and Exploration
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 13257
Interests: unconventional resources (coal bed methane) of hydrocarbons; coal mine methane emissions; coal petrology; coal properties; geothermal energy; economic geology of fossil fuels
Unconventional resources of crude oil and natural gas, while requiring specific and often costly mining technology, are a very important supplement to the existing resource base (conventional) of these raw materials. It is estimated that the resources of shale gas, tight gas and coal bed methane are up to several times greater than the resources of conventional deposits. At present, the USA—a leader in the development of unconventional oil and gas deposits covers them over 80% of the all production of oil and gas, thus it is ranked 1st place in the world in the production of hydrocarbons. Also in other countries, such as Australia or China, the exploitation of unconventional oil and gas resources is developing. However, in many other places in the world, e.g. in Europe, the development of this type of oil and gas production encounters numerous problems which significantly inhibit the effective extraction of hydrocarbons from unconventional sources. Constant research, development and implementation of new technologies for obtaining resources of unconventional hydrocarbon and taking into account external factors, e.g. environmental and social, may contribute to increasing the extraction of oil and gas from unconventional sources and thus delay the depletion of total resources, moreover unconventional gas may be a fuel transition between traditional (coal) and renewable energy sources. This special issue aims to collect scientific papers on topics related to the natural conditions of unconventional hydrocarbon resources (shale gas, tight gas, coal bed methane, shale and tight oil, tar sands, deep gas and methane clathrates), their origin, properties of reservoirs, production technology (hydraulic fracturing), processing, resources management, environmental and social issues and also spatial development of the areas of unconventional oil and gas exploitation.
Dr. Slawomir Kędzior
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- coal bed methane & coal seam gas
- shale gas and oil
- tight gas and oil
- tar sands and heavy oil
- deep gas
- methane clathrates
- natural occurrence of unconventional oil and gas
- spatial modeling of hydrocarbon basins
- geochemical and petrographic properties of source rocks (DOM)
- reservoir properties of rocks
- aquifers and well dewatering
- production technologies (hydraulic fracturing)
- well completion and stimulation
- resources management
- environmental and social impact
- spatial development of the exploitation area