Advancing the Understanding of Antrim Shale Res...
Advancing the Understanding of Antrim Shale Reservoir Engineering Methods. Volume I: Technical Report
The analytical narrative in Volume I discusses new reservoir engineering methods and tools that can be applied to the Antrim and other fractured shale reservoirs to analyze and predict well performance.
Report and Computer File
07/93 - 06/95
S.A. Holditch & Associates, Inc., College Station, TX; S.A. Holditch & Associates, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Gas Research Institute, Chicago, IL
The downloadable Zip file contains the report in PDF format and an Excel spreadsheet file.
Results of a reservoir engineering research project are presented in this 2-volume report, summarizing the advancements in Antrim Shale reservoir engineering analysis. The analytical narrative in Volume I discusses new reservoir engineering methods and tools that can be applied to the Antrim and other fractured shale reservoirs to analyze and predict well performance. The reservoir characteristics of individual Antrim projects vary significantly and a variety of completion and production technologies have been used there. Because of the complex nature of storage and flow mechanisms, operators performed little reservoir engineering. This work develops: (1) a simple-to-use computer program to be used as a first order analysis tool to evaluate production performance, (2) comprehensive Antrim reservoir analysis methodology, and (3) new measurements of key baseline reservoir properties. The computer program, included with Volume I, permits the user to compare observed production data to a variety of simulated forecasts generated using a range of values typical for Antrim Shale. Volume II assembles multiple subcontractors reports with well data, and Antrim Shale gas production statistics through April 1994.