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Sustainable Geoscience for Natural Gas SubSurface Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323854658

Sustainable Geoscience for Natural Gas SubSurface Systems

1st Edition

Editors: David Wood Jianchao Cai
Paperback ISBN: 9780323854658
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 550
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Gas properties, fundamental equations of state and phase relationships. Jingfa Li and Bo Yu
Chapter 2: Natural gas demand prediction: methods, time horizons, geographical scopes, sustainability issues, and scenarios
Reza Hafezi1, Mohammad Alipour, David A. Wood, Naser Bagheri
Chapter 3: Machine Learning to Improve Natural Gas Reservoir Simulations
Abouzar Choubineh, Jie Chen, Frans Coenen, Fei Ma, David A. Wood
Chapter 4: In situ stress and mechanical properties of unconventional gas reservoirs
Yong Li1, Jianghao Yang, Jianqi Chen, Xiaotian Ma, Jianchao Cai
Chapter 5: Hydraulic fracturing of unconventional reservoirs aided by simulation technologies
Authors: Lei Zhou, Honglian Li, Xiangyan Ren, Junchao Chen, Jianchao Cai
Chapter 6: Experimental methods in fracturing mechanics focused on minimizing their environmental footprint
Mao Sheng, Haizhu Wang, Ruiyue Yang, Bing Yang
Chapter 7: Production decline curve analysis and reserves forecasting for conventional and unconventional gas reservoirs
Palash Panja and David A. Wood
Chapter 8: Well Test Analysis for Characterizing Unconventional Gas Reservoirs
Nick Bahrami
Chapter 9: Carbon-Nanotube-Polymer Nanocomposites Enable Wellbore Cements to Better Inhibit Gas Migration and Enhance Sustainability of Natural Gas Reservoirs
Nima Mohamadian, Hamzeh Ghorbani, Hamid Bazrkar, David A. Wood
Chapter 10: Sustainability in Natural Gas Reservoir Drilling: A Review on Environmentally and Economically Friendly Fluids and Optimal Waste Management
Majid Tabatabaei, Foojan Kazemzadeh, Haghighi, Mohamad Sabah, David A. Wood
Chapter 11: Enhanced gas recovery technologies aimed at exploiting captured carbon dioxide
Junping Zhou, Shifeng Tian, Kang Yang, Zhiqiang Dong, Jianchao Cai
Chapter 12: Sustainability Challenges for the Upstream Sectors of the Natural Gas Industry
David A. Wood


Sustainable Geoscience for Natural Gas SubSurface Systems delivers many of the scientific fundamentals needed in the natural gas industry, including coal-seam gas reservoir characterization and fracture analysis modeling for shale and tight gas reservoirs. Advanced research includes machine learning applications for well log and facies analysis, 3D gas property geological modeling, and X-ray CT scanning to reduce environmental hazards. Supported by corporate and academic contributors, along with two well-distinguished editors, the book gives today’s natural gas engineers both fundamentals and advances in a convenient resource, with a zero-carbon future in mind.

Key Features

  • Includes structured case studies to illustrate how new principles can be applied in practical situations
  • Helps readers understand advanced topics, including machine learning applications to optimize predictions, controls and improve knowledge-based applications
  • Provides tactics to accelerate emission reductions
  • Teaches gas fracturing mechanics aimed at reducing environmental impacts, along with enhanced oil recovery technologies that capture carbon dioxide


Natural gas engineers; reservoir engineers; geoscience engineers; petrophysicists. Carbon management researchers


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About the Editors

David Wood

Dr. David Wood has more than forty years of international oil and gas experience spanning technical and commercial exploration and production operations, midstream and downstream projects, contract evaluation and senior corporate management. For the past two decades, David has worked as an independent international consultant, researcher, training provider and expert witness. He has published an extensive body of work including some 350 publications and four books. He frequently acts as an advisor and/or trainer to governments and companies on many technical and commercial aspects of the oil and gas industry through his consultancy, DWA Energy Limited. He has extensive editorial experience as a founding editor of Elsevier’s Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering in 2008/9 then serving as Editor-in-Chief for that journal from 2013 to 2016. David obtained his PhD from Imperial College, London (U.K.) and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Institute de Physique du Globe (Paris, France) and Birmingham University (U.K.).

Affiliations and Expertise

Owner/Consultant, DWA Energy Limited, UK

Jianchao Cai

Jianchao Cai received his B.Sc in Physics from Henan Normal University and MSc and Ph.D in Condensed Matter Physics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He is currently a professor at the Institute of Geophysics and Geomatics at the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). Meanwhile, he serves as Associate Editor or Editorial member for several journals including Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, Fractals. He has published more than 130 journal articles, two books, and numerous book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute of Geophysics and Geomatics, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China