What is it?
- It is in situ hydrocarbon natural gas present in organic rich,fine grained Shale.- Shales can contain natural gas, usually when two thick, black
shale deposits „sandwich‟ a thinner area of Shale.
Its Presence in Shale:
It's stored in shale in a sorbed state (adsorbed and absorbed) aswell as in a Free State (in fractures and pores).
a relative term; meaning that:what was unconventional yesterday may, through technologicaladvance, become conventional tomorrow- Shale traditionally has been regarded as a hydrocarbon sourcerock or seal but currently is recognized as complex gasreservoirs that require unconventional thinking to produce gas.- Gas shales are self-sourced reservoirs.- Shales ordinarily have insufficient permeability to allowsignificant fluid flow from the rock into to a well bore, so wehave to induce permeability within these shales.
Geochemical Properties of Gas Shale: