Shale gas and oil technology

Shale splits easily into relatively thin sheets due to this lamination, allowing oil and gas trapped beneath the shale rock to be extracted using modern fracturing  2 Dec 2013 Roberto F. Aguilera Curtin University Perth, Australia. Marian Radetzki Lulea University of Technology Lulea, Sweden 

21 Sep 2013 technology advancements to reduce the cost of development, are shaping future expectations of how rapidly shale gas and shale oil resource  1 Jul 2013 It must be processed by a technique known as retorting, wherein the rock is heated to release crude shale oil, shale gas and water. Processing  25 Jun 2009 At first glance, increased shale gas production (Figure 2) looks like a textbook case of resource economics. A “new” technology (horizontal  12 Dec 2012 It was not until 1970s that the industrial-scale shale gas production began. With the decline of conventional gas deposits in the United States,  shale oil gas 1 energy from its shale plays for around 30 years now and has led the way in the hydraulic fracturing processes and the associated technology.

3 PetroChina, Zhejiang Oil Field Company, Hangzhou, 310013, China A specific sub-project for research into the key technologies of shale gas exploration 

Shale oil is a crude oil that's trapped within layers of shale rock. drilling in the 1990s.6 It became more affordable when Brigham Oil & Gas successfully split a  that horizontal drilling and fracturing technology was extensively used to extract natural gas (2000s) and oil (after 2010) from shale reservoirs. The subsequent  27 Dec 2019 technologies that unlock fuel from underground rocks known as shale. A tsunami of oil and gas from the technique called fracking has made  Shale splits easily into relatively thin sheets due to this lamination, allowing oil and gas trapped beneath the shale rock to be extracted using modern fracturing  2 Dec 2013 Roberto F. Aguilera Curtin University Perth, Australia. Marian Radetzki Lulea University of Technology Lulea, Sweden  22 Jan 2020 "Unconventional" Natural Gas Production, Shale Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing fracturing, or other special recovery process and technology. drilling, have opened up new areas for oil and gas development, with 

discussions on the potential benefits and risks associated with these new technologies. In the United States, where shale-gas and tight-oil production have so far 

27 Dec 2019 technologies that unlock fuel from underground rocks known as shale. A tsunami of oil and gas from the technique called fracking has made  Shale splits easily into relatively thin sheets due to this lamination, allowing oil and gas trapped beneath the shale rock to be extracted using modern fracturing  2 Dec 2013 Roberto F. Aguilera Curtin University Perth, Australia. Marian Radetzki Lulea University of Technology Lulea, Sweden  22 Jan 2020 "Unconventional" Natural Gas Production, Shale Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing fracturing, or other special recovery process and technology. drilling, have opened up new areas for oil and gas development, with  Current technology allows shale gas to be recovered from shale formations with high organic content. Modern exploration and gas production technology, such 

Shell sees shale gas and oil as a critical part of the energy transition and our shale business as an important part of our integrated business model. We have a  

Led by new applications of hydraulic fracturing technology and horizontal drilling, development of new sources of shale gas has offset declines in production from conventional gas reservoirs, and has led to major increases in reserves of US natural gas. Over the past 10 years, tight oil and shale gas production in the United States has increased dramatically, accounting for 54% of crude oil production and 55% of dry natural gas production in 2017, compared with 17% for each in 2008 (Figure 5). This growth has been supported by development in the The increase in shale oil and gas production in the United States follows many years of investment and research carried out by the federal government. Between 1978 and 1992, DOE invested about $137 million in the Eastern Gas Shale Program, which helped demonstrate and commercialize many of the technologies in use today. Hydraulic fracturing has come a long way as a means of stimulating oil and natural gas reservoirs since its first experimental use in the 1940s, thanks in large part to revolutionary technological advances led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that helped usher in the modern shale gas boom.

There is potential for shale oil and gas production to spread globally over the of depositions, composition of the parent shale and the extraction technology 

Led by new applications of hydraulic fracturing technology and horizontal drilling, development of new sources of shale gas has offset declines in production from conventional gas reservoirs, and has led to major increases in reserves of US natural gas. Over the past 10 years, tight oil and shale gas production in the United States has increased dramatically, accounting for 54% of crude oil production and 55% of dry natural gas production in 2017, compared with 17% for each in 2008 (Figure 5). This growth has been supported by development in the The increase in shale oil and gas production in the United States follows many years of investment and research carried out by the federal government. Between 1978 and 1992, DOE invested about $137 million in the Eastern Gas Shale Program, which helped demonstrate and commercialize many of the technologies in use today. Hydraulic fracturing has come a long way as a means of stimulating oil and natural gas reservoirs since its first experimental use in the 1940s, thanks in large part to revolutionary technological advances led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that helped usher in the modern shale gas boom. For the last decade, smaller oil companies have led the way in shale technology, slashing costs by as much as half with breakthroughs such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking that turned

U.S. production of tight oil and shale gas has increased significantly from 2010 to 2015, driven by technological improvements that have reduced drilling costs and improved drilling efficiency in major shale plays, such as the Bakken, Marcellus, and Eagle Ford. Shale gas has been produced for years from shales with natural fractures; the shale gas boom in recent years has been due to modern technology in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to create extensive artificial fractures around well bores. Oil vapors and oil shale gas are then collected and cooled, causing the shale oil to condense. In addition, oil shale processing produces spent oil shale, which is a solid residue. Spent shale consists of inorganic compounds ( minerals) and char —a carbonaceous residue formed from kerogen. Led by new applications of hydraulic fracturing technology and horizontal drilling, development of new sources of shale gas has offset declines in production from conventional gas reservoirs, and has led to major increases in reserves of US natural gas.