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Shale Oil and Gas Handbook by Alireza Bahadori, Sohrab Zendehboudi

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Chapter One

Shale Gas

Introduction, Basics, and Definitions

Abstract

Shale gas plays an important role in supplying the growing demands of energy. These types of reservoirs have their own characteristics which make them different from other reservoirs. There are different shale gas reservoirs around the world and they are categorized based on parameters such as type of shale, adsorbed gas, and permeability. There are some technical and economic challenges in the production of gas reservoirs which should be systematically studied.

Keywords

Natural gas; Production challenges; Shale gas type; Shale gas properties

1. Introduction

Hydrocarbons in the forms of oil and gas phases are the primary energy sources which humans around the globe depend on to provide ...

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