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Title: The lattice Boltzmann method for isothermal micro-gaseous flow and its application in shale gas flow: A review

The lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) has experienced tremendous advances and been well accepted as a popular method for simulating various fluid flow problems in porous media. With the introduction of an effective relaxation time and slip boundary conditions, the LBM has been successfully extended to solve micro-gaseous transport phenomena. As a result, the LBM has the potential to become an effective numerical method for gas flow in shale matrix in slip flow and transition flow regimes. Additionally, it is very difficult to experimentally determine the permeability of extremely low permeable media like shale. An extensive review on a number of slip boundary conditions and Knudsen layer treatments used in LB models for micro-gaseous flow is carried out. Furthermore, potential applications of the LBM in flow simulation in shale gas reservoirs on pore scale and representative elementary volume (REV) scale are evaluated and summarized. Finally, our review indicates that the LBM is capable of capturing gas flow in continuum to slip flow regimes which cover significant proportion of the pores in shale gas reservoirs and identifies opportunities for future research.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW (Australia). School of Petroleum Engineering; Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Xi’an Jiaotong Univ. (China). Key Lab. of Themo-Fluid Science and Engineering of MOE. School of Energy and Power Engineering; Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW (Australia). School of Petroleum Engineering
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-27928
Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9310
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; 201306400014; 51406145; 51136004
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9310
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW (Australia); Xi’an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; LANL Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; China Scholarship Council (CSC); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; shale; lattice Boltzmann method; micro-gaseous flow; slip flow
OSTI Identifier:
1477682
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1400322

Wang, Junjian, Chen, Li, Kang, Qinjun, and Rahman, Sheik S. The lattice Boltzmann method for isothermal micro-gaseous flow and its application in shale gas flow: A review. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.12.009.
Wang, Junjian, Chen, Li, Kang, Qinjun, & Rahman, Sheik S. The lattice Boltzmann method for isothermal micro-gaseous flow and its application in shale gas flow: A review. United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.12.009.
Wang, Junjian, Chen, Li, Kang, Qinjun, and Rahman, Sheik S. 2015. "The lattice Boltzmann method for isothermal micro-gaseous flow and its application in shale gas flow: A review". United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.12.009. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1477682.
@article{osti_1477682,
title = {The lattice Boltzmann method for isothermal micro-gaseous flow and its application in shale gas flow: A review},
author = {Wang, Junjian and Chen, Li and Kang, Qinjun and Rahman, Sheik S.},
abstractNote = {The lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) has experienced tremendous advances and been well accepted as a popular method for simulating various fluid flow problems in porous media. With the introduction of an effective relaxation time and slip boundary conditions, the LBM has been successfully extended to solve micro-gaseous transport phenomena. As a result, the LBM has the potential to become an effective numerical method for gas flow in shale matrix in slip flow and transition flow regimes. Additionally, it is very difficult to experimentally determine the permeability of extremely low permeable media like shale. An extensive review on a number of slip boundary conditions and Knudsen layer treatments used in LB models for micro-gaseous flow is carried out. Furthermore, potential applications of the LBM in flow simulation in shale gas reservoirs on pore scale and representative elementary volume (REV) scale are evaluated and summarized. Finally, our review indicates that the LBM is capable of capturing gas flow in continuum to slip flow regimes which cover significant proportion of the pores in shale gas reservoirs and identifies opportunities for future research.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.12.009},
journal = {International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer},
number = ,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {12}
}