OBSERVATION AND MODELING OF KINETIC EMISSION OF SHALE GAS USING CANISTER DESORPTION TESTING
A series of CDTs were collected from our previous work on 33 fresh shale cores. This work, based on experimental observation, proposes a Quasi-Langmuir model, which well fits the experimentally measured data with a coefficient of determination, R2, up to 0.9992. We also compare the model to 5 other potential kinetic gas sorption models, including Pseudo First Order (PFO), Bangham, Elovich, Ritchie, and Pseudo Second Order (PSO) models in terms of the proposed relationship between changes of emitted gas and time. Results show that the Quasi-Langmuir model fits the kinetic data best, followed by Bangham, Ritchie, PSO, PFO, and Elovich models. Ritchie and PSO models give comparable fittings, and the Elovich model deviates from measured data far more than other models.
This work improves understanding of the emission behavior and process of shale gas in CDT, which will provide a robust estimation of lost gas in the borehole, and a more accurate GIP estimate for production in the petroleum industry. Results from this work have significant implications for monitoring the release of natural gas based on adsorption.