Production behaviour from naturally fractured unconventional reservoirs like coal and shale varies widely from one area to another within a given field and/or similar geological setting. Although it is understood that the variation of the production characteristics is due to the structure and stress that controls permeability in reservoirs, it is still difficult to predict the behaviour and design optimal wells. The objective of Saswata Mukherjee's PhD thesis is to identify key factors responsible for the variation in production on a regional field scale by assessing geological properties, modelling fracture network and geomechanical setting relative to production domains.

Funding: Research Training Program (RTP)
Advisors: Prof Joan Esterle, Mr Jeffrey Copley

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PhD candidate