Tight Gas Initiative

 
Picture_125 - TGIlogoIn a coorperation between Wintershall GmbH and five institutes of the RWTH Aachen University, we are trying to findout how to produce tight gas more effectively. Next to Geologie - Endogene Dynamik, the other four institutes are:


At our institute we are looking for ways to find faults and fractures that are below the limit of seismic resolution. To do this, we are combining information from wells and logs, with models from seismic data and observations from outcropping faults in sandstone.

In this project are working at the moment Janos Urai, Heijn van Gent  and Zoltan Komoroczi.

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Papers

Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Peter Kukla, Jan Konstanty, Claudia Baerle
High-resolution 3D fabric and porosity model in a tight gas sandstone reservoir: a new approach to investigate microstructures from mm- to nm-scale combining argon beam cross-sectioning and SEM imaging. Journal of Petroleum Sciences and Engineering 78: 243-257. (2011)
 

Abstracts

Philipp Antrett, Alexandra Vackiner, Christoph Hilgers, Uwe Wollenberg, Peter Kukla, Janos Urai
Nano-Scale Visualization of a Permian Tight Gas Reservoir. DGMK/GEW Veranstaltung Frühjahrstagung, pp. Poster. Montag, 11. April 2011. (2011)
 
Zoltán Komoróczi, Heijn van Gent, Janos Urai
Distribution of Sub-Seismic Deformation near Faults - Implications for Tight Gas Production. DGMK/GEW Veranstaltung Frühjahrstagung, pp. Poster. Montag, 11. April 2011. (2011)
 
Heijn van Gent, Zoltán Komoróczi, Janos Urai
Stress evolution at single-tip fault interactions - Paleostresses at the Courthouse branch point, Moab, Utah. Tectonomechanics Colloquium. April 1st 2011. (2011)
 
Zoltán Komoróczi, Heijn van Gent, Janos Urai
Distribution of sub-seismic deformation near faults - Implications for Tight Gas production GeoDarmstadt 2010, Darmstadt, Germany, 10-13 October 2010, Hoppe, Röhling, Schütz (eds) Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, vol. 68, E (2010)