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Using physical and numerical models to study possibilities of storing natural gas in horizontal layers

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Abstract

The absence of suitable structures in some regions has led Gaz de France to investigate the storage of natural gas in horizontal layers. Research aimed at completing work done in this field by Soviet researchers has been carried out at the Institut Francais du Petrole using physical and numerical models together with computing. This research included an examination of storage stability, of how the effective volume of gas evolved during different cycles, of how the gas bubble migrates under the effect of a slight dip, and of the influence of instabilities. The possibility of storing gas in horizontal or sub-horizontal layers was thus justified from a theoretical viewpoint. When the time comes to make a decision concerning the creation of such a storage area, it is the economic factor that will be preponderant. The effective volume of recoverable gas has turned out to depend to a large extent on the thickness of the layer. (12 refs.)
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1969
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-82-161633
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Rev. Inst. Fr. Pet.; (France); Journal Volume: 24:11
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION; LAYERS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; STORAGE; 035000* - Natural Gas- Storage- (1989-)
OSTI ID:
6815795
Research Organizations:
Gaz de France
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: RFPTB
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 1339-1373
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Boucher, M, and Marrast, j. Using physical and numerical models to study possibilities of storing natural gas in horizontal layers. France: N. p., 1969. Web.
Boucher, M, & Marrast, j. Using physical and numerical models to study possibilities of storing natural gas in horizontal layers. France.
Boucher, M, and Marrast, j. 1969. "Using physical and numerical models to study possibilities of storing natural gas in horizontal layers." France.
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title = {Using physical and numerical models to study possibilities of storing natural gas in horizontal layers}
author = {Boucher, M, and Marrast, j}
abstractNote = {The absence of suitable structures in some regions has led Gaz de France to investigate the storage of natural gas in horizontal layers. Research aimed at completing work done in this field by Soviet researchers has been carried out at the Institut Francais du Petrole using physical and numerical models together with computing. This research included an examination of storage stability, of how the effective volume of gas evolved during different cycles, of how the gas bubble migrates under the effect of a slight dip, and of the influence of instabilities. The possibility of storing gas in horizontal or sub-horizontal layers was thus justified from a theoretical viewpoint. When the time comes to make a decision concerning the creation of such a storage area, it is the economic factor that will be preponderant. The effective volume of recoverable gas has turned out to depend to a large extent on the thickness of the layer. (12 refs.)}
journal = {Rev. Inst. Fr. Pet.; (France)}
volume = {24:11}
journal type = {AC}
place = {France}
year = {1969}
month = {Nov}
}