Chapter Two

Shale Gas Characteristics

Abstract

Shale gas reservoirs have different characteristics. In this chapter, these characteristics and different methods of characterization are discussed. First, well logging characterization methods such as well log data, seismic data, hybrid workflow, and seismic waveform are explained. In the section “Petrophysical Characteristics of Gas Shales,” different major sources to attain information are described. The thermal property, viscosity, density, and composition of shale gas are then discussed.

Keywords

Characterization methods of shale gas; Composition of shale gas; Petrology and geochemistry of gas shale; Petrophysical characteristics; PVT behavior of shale gas; Shale gas characteristics; Shale gas viscosity ...

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