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Recycling flowback water for hydraulic fracturing in Sichuan Basin, China: Implications for gas production, water footprint, and water quality of regenerated flowback water
Liu, Dan1,2,3; Li, Jian3; Zou, Caineng3; Cui, Huiying3; Ni, Yunyan3; Liu, Jiaqi1,2,4; Wu, Wei5; Zhang, Lin6; Coyte, Rachel7; Kondash, Andrew7; Vengosh, Avner7
2020-07-15
Source PublicationFUEL
ISSN0016-2361
Volume272Pages:12
AbstractThe increased water consumption for hydraulic fracturing and the volume of wastewater generated from shale gas and tight oil exploration are major environmental challenges associated with unconventional energy development. Recycling of the flowback and produced water for hydraulic fracturing is one of the solutions for reducing the water footprint of hydraulic fracturing and removing highly saline oil and gas wastewater. Here we investigated the implications of recycling saline wastewater for hydraulic fracturing by monitoring the natural gas production, flowback water volume, and the water quality of generated flowback water in shale gas wells from Changning gas field in Sichuan Basin, China. A comparison of two sets of shale gas wells, with six wells in each sub-group, from the same location in Changning gas field shows lower (similar to 20%) natural gas production and higher flowback water volume (similar to 18%) in wells that were fracked with recycled saline wastewater relative to wells that were fracked with fresh water after a year of production. Geochemical analysis suggests that hydraulic fracturing with saline wastewater increases the salinity of the wastewater and reduces the magnitude of watershale rock interactions. In spite of the direct economic consequences in reduction in natural gas production from recycling of wastewater for hydraulic fracturing, in areas where water scarcity could become a limiting factor for future large-scale shale gas development, hydraulic fracturing with recycled flowback water can be more beneficial than utilization of limited freshwater resources, as long as the higher saline flowback water is fully recycled.
KeywordHydraulic fracturing Reuse flowback water Shale gas yields Brine geochemistry Water quality
DOI10.1016/j.fuel.2020.117621
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China
WOS KeywordSHALE GAS ; METHANE ADSORPTION ; UNCONVENTIONAL OIL ; REUSE ; IMBIBITION ; MOISTURE ; FLUID ; TIME
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China[41702161] ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences[132A11KYSB20180012] ; China Geological Survey Program[DD20160170] ; China Geological Survey Program[DD20160203] ; China Geological Survey Program[DD20190090] ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; China Geological Survey Program ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China ; PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China
WOS Research AreaEnergy & Fuels ; Engineering
WOS SubjectEnergy & Fuels ; Engineering, Chemical
WOS IDWOS:000524118200040
PublisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.iggcas.ac.cn/handle/132A11/95557
Collection新生代地质与环境院重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorNi, Yunyan; Vengosh, Avner
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geol & Geophys, Beijing 100029, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Earth Sci, Beijing 100029, Peoples R China
3.PetroChina Res Inst Petr Explorat & Dev, Beijing 100083, Peoples R China
4.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
5.PetroChina Southwest Oil & Gas Field Co, Shale Gas Res Inst, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
6.China Geol Survey, Oil & Gas Survey, Beijing 100029, Peoples R China
7.Duke Univ, Nicholas Sch Environm, Div Earth & Ocean Sci, Durham, NC 27708 USA
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Liu, Dan,Li, Jian,Zou, Caineng,et al. Recycling flowback water for hydraulic fracturing in Sichuan Basin, China: Implications for gas production, water footprint, and water quality of regenerated flowback water[J]. FUEL,2020,272:12.
APA Liu, Dan.,Li, Jian.,Zou, Caineng.,Cui, Huiying.,Ni, Yunyan.,...&Vengosh, Avner.(2020).Recycling flowback water for hydraulic fracturing in Sichuan Basin, China: Implications for gas production, water footprint, and water quality of regenerated flowback water.FUEL,272,12.
MLA Liu, Dan,et al."Recycling flowback water for hydraulic fracturing in Sichuan Basin, China: Implications for gas production, water footprint, and water quality of regenerated flowback water".FUEL 272(2020):12.
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