Modeling Natural Gas Productivity Recovery from a Hydrate Reservoir Well

Abstract Full-Text HTML XML Download Download as PDF (Size:300KB) PP. 355-358
DOI: 10.4236/eng.2013.54048    4,052 Downloads   6,221 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

The hydrocarbon deposits have stimulated worldwide efforts to understand gas production from hydrate dissociation in hydrate reservoirs well. This paper deals with the potential of gas hydrates as a source of energy which is widely available in permafrost and oceanic sediments. It discusses methods for gas production from natural gas hydrates. Authors provide a detailed methodology used to model gas productivity recovery from hydrate reservoir well. The mathematical modelling of gas dissociation from hydrate reservoir as a tool for evaluating the potential of gas hydrates for natural gas production. The simulation results show that the process of natural gas production in a hydrate reservoir is a sensitive function of reservoir temperature and hydrate zone permeability. The model couples nth order decomposition kinetics with gas flow through porous media. The models provide a simple and useful tool for hydrate reservoir analysis.

Cite this paper

B. Dou, H. Gao, B. Fan and L. Ren, "Modeling Natural Gas Productivity Recovery from a Hydrate Reservoir Well," Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4, 2013, pp. 355-358. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.54048.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

References

[1] J. Sloan and E. Dendy, “Natural Gas Hydrates,” Journal of Petroleum Technology, Vol. 43, No. 1, 1991, pp. 1414-1417.
[2] N. Goel, M. Wiggins and S. Shah, “Analytical Modeling of Gas Recovery from in Situ Hydrates Dissociation,” Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2001, pp. 115-127.
[3] T. S. Collet, “Natural Gas Hydrates of the Production Bay and Kuparuk River Area, North Slope, Alaska,” American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, Vol. 77, No. 5, 1993, pp. 793-812.
[4] T. S. Collett and V. A. Kuskra, “Hydrates Contain Vast Store of World Gas Resources,” Oil & Gas Journal, Vol. 96, No. 4, 1998, pp. 90-95.
[5] Y. F. Makogon, “Hydrates of Hydrocarbons,” PennWell Publishing Co., Tulsa, 1997.
[6] J. Chuang, G. Ahmadi and D. H. Smith, “Constant Rate Natural Gas Production from a Well in Hydrate Reservoir,” Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 44, No. 15, 2003, pp. 2403-2423.
[7] M. P. Darvish, “Gas Production from Hydrate Reservoirs and Its Modeling,” Journal of Petroleum Technology, Vol. 56, No. 6, 2004, pp. 65-71.
[8] G. Ahmadi, J. Chuang and D. Smith, “Production of Natural Gas from Methane Hydrate by a Constant Downhole Pressure Well,” Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 48, No. 7, 2007, pp. 2053-2068.
[9] G. D. Holder and P. F. Angert, “Simulation of Gas Production from a Reservoir Containing both Gas and Free Natural Gas,” 57th Annual Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, New Orleans, 26-29 September 1982.
[10] M. Burshears, T. O. Brien and R. Malone, “A Multi-Phase, Multi-Dimensional, Variable Composition Simulation of Gas Production from a Conventional Gas Reservoir in Contact with Hydrates,” SPE Unconventional Gas Technology Symposium, Louisville, 18-21 May 1986.
[11] M. H. Yousif, H. H. Abass, M. S. Selim and E. D. Sloan, “Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Methane-Gas-Hydrate Dissociation in Porous Media,” SPE Reservoir Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1991, pp. 69-76.
[12] J. Chuang, A. Goodarz and H. S. Duane “Natural Gas Production from Hydrate Decomposition by Depressurization,” Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 56, No. 20, 2001, pp. 5801-5814.
[13] H. Hong and M. Pooladi-Darvish, “Simulation of Depressurization for Gas Production from Gas Hydrate Reservoir,” Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, Vol. 44, No. 11, 2005, pp. 39-46.

  
comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2020 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.