In order to improve the economic viability of tough gas present in Europe, development of new technology is required. The key technological challenges in tough gas are related to:
- Sweet spot identification: better exploration, reserves characterisation, and improved understanding of play concept.
- Smart development: the effective and low cost recovery of identified sweet spots to optimise well economics and minimise footprint.
- Monitoring safe production: to ensure seal/well/reservoir integrity and mitigate risks of induced seismicity and leakage during production.