Gas storage and transport in Devonian shales Academic Article uri icon


  • Natural gas storage in Devonian shales occurs in part because of the adsorption of methane onto internal pore surfaces. Methane is released during production and is a significant fraction of the total gas produced. Thus, porosity, as a measure of gas storage capacity, must be supplemented with a term that will account for the condensed-phase methane. There are additional implications for gas transport in shale. These factors must be considered, for example, in the application of numerical simulators to production from shale wells.

author list (cited authors)

  • Schettler, P. D., Parmely, C. R., & Lee, W. J.

complete list of authors

  • Schettler, PD||Parmely, CR||Lee, WJ

publication date

  • September 1989