Energies, Vol. 11, Pages 3078: Investigating Influential Factors of the Gas Absorption Capacity in Shale Reservoirs Using Integrated Petrophysical, Mineralogical and Geochemical Experiments: A Case Study (Energies)
Estimating in situ gas content is very important for the effective exploration of shale gas reservoirs. However, it is difficult to choose the sensitive geological and geophysical parameters during the modeling process, since the controlling factors for the abundance of gas volumes are often unknown and hard to determine. Integrated interdisciplinary experiments (involving petrophysical, mineralogical, geochemical and petrological aspects) were conducted to search for the influential factors of the adsorbed gas volume in marine gas shale reservoirs. The results showed that in shale reservoirs with high maturity and high organic content that the adsorbed gas volume increases, with an increase in the contents of organic matter and quartz, but with a decrease in clay volume. The relationship between the adsorbed gas content and the total porosity is unclear, but a strong relationship between the proportions of different pores is observed. In general, the larger the percentage of micropores, the higher the adsorbed gas content. The result is illuminating, since it may help us to choose suitable parameters for the estimation of shale gas content.