The impact of capillary condensation in nanoscale porosity microstructure on the storage and mobility of natural gas & condensate.

Duvernay 1

Problem Solved

  • Introduced capillary condensation (CC) as an important component for gas-in-place (GIP) estimate.
  • Experimentally validated the existence of CC in organic rich shale rock samples.
  • Numerically predicted new GIP storage capability with CC in Duvernay shale

Experimental validation of the existence of capillary condensation in organic rich shale.

Duvernay 2


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