Chapter Nine

Characterization of Shale Gas

M.A. Ahmadi1, and A. Bahadori2,3     1Petroleum University of Technology (PUT), Ahwaz, Iran     2Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia     3Australian Oil and Gas Services, Lismore Pty Ltd, NSW, Australia

Abstract

This chapter presents an introduction to shale gas and the differences between unconventional gas reservoirs. Moreover, this chapter provides useful information about shale gas reservoir characterization along with some basic scientific concepts regarding confinement. This chapter highlights the effect of confinement on critical properties of shale gas along with real examples. Furthermore, this chapter presents phenomena related to confinement. Finally, this chapter provides a thorough ...

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