Shale Gas Well, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Formation Data to Support Modeling of Gas and Water Flow in Shale Formations

Ryan W.J. Edwards, Michael Anthony Celia

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Abstract

The potential for shale gas development and hydraulic fracturing to cause subsurface water contamination has prompted a number of modeling studies to assess the risk. A significant impediment for conducting robust modeling is the lack of comprehensive publicly available information and data about the properties of shale formations, shale wells, the process of hydraulic fracturing, and properties of the hydraulic fractures. We have collated a substantial amount of these data that are relevant for modeling multiphase flow of water and gas in shale gas formations. We summarize these data and their sources in tabulated form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3196-3206
Number of pages11
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology

Keywords

  • fracking
  • groundwater
  • hydraulic fracturing
  • numerical modeling
  • shale gas
  • two-phase flow

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