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Title: Data set for Journal article "The shale gas revolution: barriers, sustainability, and emerging opportunities"

Abstract

Shale gas and hydraulic refracturing has revolutionized the US energy sector in terms of prices, consumption, and CO 2 emissions. However, key questions remain including environmental concerns and extraction efficiencies that are leveling off. For the first time, we identify key discoveries, lessons learned, and recommendations from this shale gas revolution through extensive data mining and analysis of 23 years of production from 20,000 wells. Discoveries include identification of a learning-bydoing process where disruptive technology innovation led to a doubling in shale gas extraction, how refracturing with emerging technologies can transform existing wells, and how overall shale gas production is actually dominated by long-term tail production rather than the high-profile initial exponentially-declining production in the first 12 months. We hypothesize that tail production can be manipulated, through better fracturing techniques and alternative working fluids such as CO 2, to increase shale gas recovery and minimize environmental impacts such as through carbon sequestration.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1356118
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-23646
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; Earth Sciences; Shale gas production data

Citation Formats

Middleton, Richard Stephen. Data set for Journal article "The shale gas revolution: barriers, sustainability, and emerging opportunities". United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1356118.
Middleton, Richard Stephen. Data set for Journal article "The shale gas revolution: barriers, sustainability, and emerging opportunities". United States. doi:10.2172/1356118.
Middleton, Richard Stephen. Thu . "Data set for Journal article "The shale gas revolution: barriers, sustainability, and emerging opportunities"". United States. doi:10.2172/1356118. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1356118.
@article{osti_1356118,
title = {Data set for Journal article "The shale gas revolution: barriers, sustainability, and emerging opportunities"},
author = {Middleton, Richard Stephen},
abstractNote = {Shale gas and hydraulic refracturing has revolutionized the US energy sector in terms of prices, consumption, and CO2 emissions. However, key questions remain including environmental concerns and extraction efficiencies that are leveling off. For the first time, we identify key discoveries, lessons learned, and recommendations from this shale gas revolution through extensive data mining and analysis of 23 years of production from 20,000 wells. Discoveries include identification of a learning-bydoing process where disruptive technology innovation led to a doubling in shale gas extraction, how refracturing with emerging technologies can transform existing wells, and how overall shale gas production is actually dominated by long-term tail production rather than the high-profile initial exponentially-declining production in the first 12 months. We hypothesize that tail production can be manipulated, through better fracturing techniques and alternative working fluids such as CO2, to increase shale gas recovery and minimize environmental impacts such as through carbon sequestration.},
doi = {10.2172/1356118},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu May 04 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu May 04 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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