Study on carbon dioxide thermodynamic behavior for the purpose of shale rock fracturing

Open access

Abstract

The possibility of using CO2 to fracturing a shale rock has been presented in the paper. The described innovative method which allows for the efficient extraction of shale gas and carbon dioxide storage in a shale rock was developed in Department of Mechanics and Applied Computer Science at the Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland. Firstly, the method was verified on the base of analytical and experimental research. In the next stage of the method verification carbon dioxide thermodynamic behavior was studied. The growth in pressure of drop of CO2 heated in a closed volume was numerically tested. The research confirmed the efficiency of the use of carbon dioxide as a medium for fracturing of rocks. The usage of liquid CO2 can be alternative for hydraulic fracturing and is safe for the environment.

[1] Internet Trade Website - gazlupkowy.pl.

[2] C. Johnson and T. Boersma, “Energy (in) security in Poland the case of shale gas”, Energy Policy 53, 389-399 (2013).

[3] A. Kalantari-Dahaghi, Numerical Simulation and Modeling OfEnhanced Gas Recovery and CO2 Sequestration in Shake GasReservoirs: a Feasibility Study, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Houston, 2010.

[4] M.R. Bustin, A. Bustin, D. Ross, D. Chalmers, V. Murthy, C. Laxmi, and X.Cui, Shale Gas Opportunities and Challenges. Search and Discovery Articles, AAPG Annual Convention, San Antonio, 2008.

[5] Shale Gas. Basics, Pkn Orlen, Warszawa, 2010, (in Polish).

[6] E. Eseme, J.L. Urai, B.M. Krooss, and R. Littke, “Review of mechanical properties of oil shales: implications for exploitation and basin modeling”, Oil Shale 24 (2), 159-174 (2007).

[7] K. Giljarhus, S. Munkejord, and G. Skaugen, “Solution of the Span-Wagner equation of state using a density-energy state function for fluid-dynamic simulation of carbon dioxide”, SINTEFEnergy Research 30, 161-168 (2013).

[8] J.O. Hallquist, LS-Dyna Theory Manual, Livermore Software Technology Corporation, Livermore, 2006.

[9] M.S.K. Youtsos, E. Mastorakos, and R.S. Cant, “Numerical simulation of thermal and reaction fronts for oil shale upgrading”, Chemical Engineering Science 94, 200-2013 (2013).

Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences Technical Sciences

The Journal of Polish Academy of Sciences

Journal Information


IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 1.156
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.238

CiteScore 2016: 1.50

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.457
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 1.239

Cited By

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 131 131 12
PDF Downloads 45 45 3