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Shale Gas

Our research on shale gas is focused on characterisation and modelling of the reservoir processes that determine gas production.

  • Measurement of gas adsorption in high pressure, temperature shale reservoirs
  • Characterisation and modelling of gas diffusion with intact and crushed shale samples
  • Modelling of gas production from multi-porosity shale reservoirs
  • Characterisation of the gas in place using intact and crushed shale samples and quantities of gas in free and adsorbed states and their contribution to production with time
  • Measurement and modelling of anisotropic permeability using cubic shale samples
  • Characterising permeability and stress relationship