The Unconventional Gas Resources Consortium (UGRC) is a research effort between industry and academia in the area of natural gas reservoir and production analysis of unconventional plays. The main objective is to provide long-term support to cutting-edge research in the area of unconventional gas resources exploitation and development, and disseminate research results to UGRC members.
Unconventional gas resources typically span large areas of poorly understood geologic units that prove difficult to produce and characterize. The most significant volume of unconventional gas in the U.S. is found locked in three distinct plays: coalbed methane, tight sands, and gas shales. The significance of gas production from these plays continuously grows within the U.S. domestic portfolio. Ongoing recovery of natural gas from these poorly understood plays critically depends on technological developments and a research effort championed by UGRC.
To become a member, contact one of the UGRC Directors: Luis F. Ayala H. or Russell T. Johns at email@example.com
Envisioned research projects will be focused in the reservoir engineering areas of unconventional natural gas resource exploration and production technology, with an emphasis in shale gas, tight gas, and coalbed methane plays and closely related areas. However, members are encouraged to provide research topics and data so that research by the consortium is company led, not Penn State led. Areas of interest include: