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Fluid Phase Behavior for Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs by Alireza Bahadori

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Chapter Ten

Characterization of Shale Oil

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 Pty Ltd, Lismore, NSW, Australia

Abstract

This chapter presents an introduction to shale oil and its effects on energy resources. Moreover, this chapter provides useful information about types of shale oil reservoir fluids along with some basic scientific concepts regarding genesis of liquids in shale pores. This chapter describes the methods of shale oil extraction. In addition, it explains classical thermodynamics and how we can include the effect of confinement in our Pressure–Volume–Temperature (PVT) calculations along ...

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