Natural gas plays an increasingly important role as a clean energy source. The demand for natural gas changes seasonally and the desired storage reservoir should be capable of meeting the peak rates especially during the winter months. There is a need to develop more gas storage reservoirs that are managed efficiently. The inherent problem is the maximization of production with minimum cost. The maximum production is a function of gas volume controlled by the reservoir properties such as porosity, permeability and pressure. It is beneficial to determine the optimum combination of wells, cushion gas, and compression facilities to minimize the cost of developing a new gas storage reservoir or converting an existing gas or depleted oil reservoir.

Many factors affect the capacity of a gas storage reservoir, and to find the best combination is a challenge. A limited improvement of formation properties can be achieved by stimulation treatments. On the other hand, decisions regarding the number, location, and type of wells, completion methods, hole size and similar decisions are the result of proper planning.

In this paper, we present the results of study conducted to investigate the reservoir properties and their impact on the completion strategies for fractured gas storage reservoirs. A main goal of this study is to optimize natural gas production from fractured formations. Presented in this study are the effects of reservoir properties on the efficiency of selected well design to meet the demand.

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