Confined Fluid Phase Behavior and CO2 Sequestration in Shale Reservoirs

Confined Fluid Phase Behavior and CO2 Sequestration in Shale Reservoirs

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  • Authors: Yueliang Liu, Zhenhua Rui
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916608
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323986205

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Confined Fluid Phase Behavior and CO2 Sequestration in Shale Reservoirs delivers the calculation components to understand pore structure and absorption capacity involving unconventional reservoirs. Packed with experimental procedures, step-by-step instructions, and published data, the reference explains measurements for capillary pressure models, absorption behavior in double nano-pore systems, and the modeling of interfacial tension in C02/CH4/brine systems. Rounding out with conclusions and additional literature, this reference gives petroleum engineers and researchers the knowledge to maximize productivity in shale reservoirs.

Key Features

  • Helps readers gain advanced understanding of methods of adsorption behavior in shale gas
  • Presents theories and calculations for measuring and computing by providing step-by-step instructions, including flash calculation for phase equilibrium
  • Includes advances in shale fluid behavior, along with well-structured experiments and flow charts


Petroleum engineers; reservoir engineers; researchers interested in shale oil and gas reservoirs

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • About the author
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Abstract
  • 1.1: Confined fluid-phase behavior in nanopores
  • 1.2: Adsorption behavior of pure hydrocarbons on shale
  • 1.3: Phase behavior of gas mixtures considering competitive adsorption effect
  • 1.4: Interfacial tension of CO2/CH4/brine system under reservoir conditions
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Confined fluid-phase behavior in shale
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Comparison of Peng-Robinson EOS with capillary pressure model with engineering density functional theory in describing the phase behavior of confined hydrocarbons
  • 2.2: Phase behavior of N2/n-C4H10 in a partially confined space from shale
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Adsorption behavior of reservoir fluids and CO2 in shale
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Competitive adsorption behavior of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon/CO2 mixtures in porous media from molecular perspective
  • 3.2: Determination of the absolute adsorption/desorption isotherms of CH4 and n-C4H10 on shale from a nanoscale perspective
  • 3.3: Absolute adsorption of CH4 on shale with the simplified local density theory
  • 3.4: Determination of the absolute adsorption isotherms of CH4 on shale with low-field nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Appendix 1: Position-dependent equation of state parameter [aads(z)]
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Interfacial tension for CO2/CH4/brine systems under reservoir conditions
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: ADSA IFT apparatus
  • 4.2: Mathematical formulation
  • 4.3: Effect of pressure, temperature and salinity on IFT
  • 4.4: Effect of CO2 concentration on IFT
  • 4.5: IFT modeling for CO2/CH4/H2O and CO2/CH4/brine systems
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Oil/gas recovery and CO2 sequestration in shale
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Selective adsorption of CO2/CH4 mixture on clay-rich shale using molecular simulations
  • 5.2: Comparing the effectiveness of SO2 with CO2 for replacing hydrocarbons from nanopores
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Summary and commendations
  • Abstract
  • 6.1: Summary of this book
  • 6.2: Suggested future work
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2022
  • Published: May 5, 2022
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916608
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323986205

About the Authors

Yueliang Liu

Yueliang Liu PhD is an assistant professor at the China University of Petroleum. He earned his PhD-degree in petroleum engineering at the University of Alberta. His research interests include phase behavior of fluids confined in nanopores, phase behavior of confined fluids in porous media, adsorption behavior of hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbons in organic-rich or mineral pores, and CO2 enhanced oil/gas recovery. Liu has authored or coauthored more than 50 technical papers. He has applied for 5 invention patents. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Petroleum Science. Liu is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, China University of Petroleum, China

Zhenhua Rui

Zhenhua Rui is Distinguished Chair Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Carbon Neutrality Future Technology at the China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Co-founder of MIT AB, SPE Distinguished Member. He was a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has published over 80 papers in the energy field and is a recipient of the SPE International Outstanding Service Award, SPE Technical Award, SPE Peer Apart Award, and Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Chair Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Carbon Neutrality Future Technology, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, China

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