A reaction-transport-mechanical approach to modeling the interrelationships among gas generation, overpressuring, and fracturing: Implications for the Upper Cretaceous natural gas reservoirs of the Piceance basin, Colorado

Payne, DF
Tuncay, Kağan
Park, A
Comer, JB
Ortoleva, P
Predicting reservoir characteristics in tight-gas sandstone reservoirs, such as those of the Upper Cretaceous units of the Piceance basin, is difficult due to the interactions of multiple processes acting on sediments during basin development. To better understand the dynamics of these systems, a forward numerical model, which accounts for compaction, fracturing, hydrocarbon generation, and multiphase flow (BasinRTM) is used in a one-dimensional simulation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Multiwell Experiment (MWX) site in the Piceance basin. Of particular interest is the effect of gas generation on the dynamics of the system.


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D. Payne, K. Tuncay, A. Park, J. Comer, and P. Ortoleva, “A reaction-transport-mechanical approach to modeling the interrelationships among gas generation, overpressuring, and fracturing: Implications for the Upper Cretaceous natural gas reservoirs of the Piceance basin, Colorado,” AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, pp. 545–565, 2000, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/55269.