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Effect of overburden pressure and water solution on gas permeability of tight sandstone cores.
J Petrol Technol 1972 Feb; 24:120-124
Research conducted to determine the potential of nuclear explosions to stimulate gas production verifies that the gas permeability of tight sandstone cores is markedly decreased with increasing overburden pressure. Water saturation also reduces the gas permeability by a large amount. The relative permeability, however, does not change significantly with overburden pressure.
Mining-industry; Gases; Gas-industry
OP; Journal Article
Journal of Petroleum Technology
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