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Exploitation of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Recovery and Assessment Techniques

Edited by Kenneth Imo-Imo Israel Eshiet

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University

The stimulation of unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs is proven to improve their productivity to an extent that has rendered them economically viable. Generally, the stimulation design is a complex process dependent on intertwining factors such as the history of the formation, rock and reservoir fluid type, lithology and structural layout of the formation, cost, time, etc. A holistic grasp of these can be daunting, especially for people without sufficient experience and/or expertise in the exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbon reserves. This book presents the key facets integral to producing unconventional resources, and how the different components, if pieced together, can be used to create an integrated stimulation design. Areas covered are as follows: • stimulation methods, • fracturing fluids, • mixing and behavior of reservoir fluids, • assessment of reservoir performance, • integration of surface drilling data, • estimation of geomechanical properties and hydrocarbon saturation, and • health and safety. Exploitation of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Recovery and Assessment Techniques is an excellent introduction to the subject area of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, but it also complements existing information in the same discipline. It is an essential text for higher education students and professionals in academia, research, and the industry.

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Exploitation of Unconventional Oil and Gas ResourcesHydraulic Fracturing and Other Recovery and Assessment TechniquesEdited by Kenneth Imo-Imo Israel Eshiet

Published: July 10th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74901

ISBN: 978-1-83881-108-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-83881-107-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-109-9

Copyright year: 2019

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8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Developments in the Exploitation of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Reservoirs

By Kenneth Imo-Imo Eshiet


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2. CO2 Foam as an Improved Fracturing Fluid System for Unconventional Reservoir

By Shehzad Ahmed, Alvinda Sri Hanamertani and Muhammad Rehan Hashmet


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3. Thermodynamics of Thermal Diffusion Factors in Hydrocarbon Mixtures

By Keshawa Shukla


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4. Well Test Analysis for Hydraulically-Fractured Wells

By Freddy Humberto Escobar


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5. Surface Drilling Data for Constrained Hydraulic Fracturing and Fast Reservoir Simulation of Unconventional Wells

By Ahmed Ouenes, Mohit Paryani, Yamina Aimene, Chad Hammerquist and Aissa Bachir


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6. Elastic-Based Brittleness Estimation from Seismic Inversion

By Maman Hermana, Deva Prasad Ghosh and Chow Weng Sum


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7. Human Health Risks of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development Using Hydraulic Fracturing

By Tanja Srebotnjak


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