Tight gas reservoirs have very low permeability and porosity, which cannot be produced at economical flow rates unless the well is efficiently stimulated and completed using advanced and optimized technologies. Economical production on the basis of tight gas reservoirs is challenging in general, not only due to their very low permeability but also to several different forms of formation damage that can occur during drilling, completion, stimulation, and production operations.
This study demonstrates in detail the effects of different well and reservoir static and dynamic parameters that influence damage mechanisms and well productivity in tight gas reservoirs. Geomechanics, petrophysics, production and reservoir engineering expertise for reservoir characterization is combined with a reservoir simulation approach and core analysis experiments to understand the optimum strategy for tight gas development, delivering improved well productivity and gas recovery.
About the Author
Dr. Hassan Bahrami currently holds a Postdoctorate position and is the lecturer of practical petroleum engineering courses at the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Curtin University, and also works as consultant reservoir engineer for Aurora Oil and Gas in Perth, Australia and Houston, USA. Prior to joining Curtin University (2009-present), he worked for Schlumberger Data Consultant Services as Borehole reservoir engineer (2003-2009). Bahrami has PhD in Petroleum Engineering, MSc in Reservoir Engineering, and BSc in Chemical Engineering.