Qin Li's PhD project aims to characterise coal seam gas reservoirs effectively and economically by using pressure-transient testing techniques. Taking into account the special geological structures and reservoir properties of coal seams (for example easily deformable and fractured coal seams with extremely low permeability and anisotropy), Qin will investigate the application and interpretation of pressure transient testing in single and multiple wells in coal seam gas reservoirs by using finite element computational code PANDAS. This project will provide a more reliable pressure transient testing for better understanding and characterising coal seam gas reservoirs.

Project members

Qin Li

PhD candidate