How to Determine if a Depleted Reservoir is a Candidate for Underground Storage of Natural Gas
LANGER, LAURA L., Equitrans, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Underground storage of natural gas has become a hot commodity. With the proximity of the Appalachian basin to the expanding gas markets of the northeast, and in light of the changes occurring in the natural gas marketplace, the Appalachian basin is ideal for developing additional storage capacity. This capacity is needed right now and there is a high potential for additional growth for storage services. This paper examines the criteria used by Equitrans, Inc., in evaluating potential storage reservoirs from the geologic, reservoir engineering, and economic perspectives. It should served as an aid to exploration and production companies in determining whether or not storage is a viable option for depleted reservoirs in which they have an interest.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #91005 © 1991 Eastern Section Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 8-10, 1991 (2009)