Chapter 10: The role of shale gas in the Golden Age of Gas
Although natural gas seems poised to enter the golden age, this may ultimately depend on whether countries around the globe develop the vast resources of unconventional gas – shale gas, tight gas and coal bed methane – that exist in almost every region of the world. Since the development of unconventional gas resources is different and more challenging than conventional resource development, a basic understanding of the different types of gas reservoirs is helpful in order to appreciate the difficulties involved in extracting natural gas from certain types of reservoirs. In general, gas reservoirs are classified as conventional or unconventional based on the following.
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