Water Availability Assessment of Shale Gas Production in the Weiyuan Play, China
Wu, Xia1,2; Xia, Jun1,3; Guan, Baoshan4; Yan, Xinming4; Zou, Lei1,2; Liu, Ping4; Yang, Lifeng4; Hong, Si3; Hu, Sheng1,2,5
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
Corresponding AuthorWu, Xia(wux.16b@igsnrr.ac.cn) ; Xia, Jun(xiaj@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractInnovations and improvements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal well technologies have contributed to the success of the shale gas industry; however, the industry is also challenged by freshwater use and environmental health issues, and this makes precise quantification of water consumption important. The objective of this study was to better understand water sustainability and availability of the projected shale gas from 2018 to 2030 in the Weiyuan play, China. The water footprint framework was used to quantify the potential water use and environmental impacts on different time scales. The results showed that the water use per well ranged from 11,300 to 60,660 m(3), with a median of 36,014 m(3), totaling similar to 3.44 Mm(3) for 97 wells. Yearly evaluation results showed that the gray water footprint was the main contributor and accounted for 83.82% to 96.76%, which was dependent on the different treatment percentage scenario. The monthly environmental impact results indicated that the annual streamflow statistics were more likely to prevent water withdrawal. Water quality issues may be alleviated through recycling and retreatment measures that improve current waste water management strategies. Resource regulators should manage their water resources by matching water demand to water availability or replenishment.
Keywordwater availability shale gas water sustainability Weiyuan play
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Funding ProjectStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA23040304] ; National Natural Science Foundation[41890822] ; National Key R&D Program of China[2017YFA0603702]
Funding OrganizationStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation ; National Key R&D Program of China
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000458929500385
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Corresponding AuthorWu, Xia; Xia, Jun
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Water Cycle & Related Land Surface Proc, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Wuhan Univ, State Key Lab Water Resources & Hydropower Engn S, Wuhan 430000, Hubei, Peoples R China
4.PetroChina Res Inst Petr Explorat & Dev, Beijing 100083, Peoples R China
5.Yangtze Valley Water Environm Monitoring Ctr, Wuhan 430010, Hubei, Peoples R China
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Wu, Xia,Xia, Jun,Guan, Baoshan,et al. Water Availability Assessment of Shale Gas Production in the Weiyuan Play, China[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2019,11(3):22.
APA Wu, Xia.,Xia, Jun.,Guan, Baoshan.,Yan, Xinming.,Zou, Lei.,...&Hu, Sheng.(2019).Water Availability Assessment of Shale Gas Production in the Weiyuan Play, China.SUSTAINABILITY,11(3),22.
MLA Wu, Xia,et al."Water Availability Assessment of Shale Gas Production in the Weiyuan Play, China".SUSTAINABILITY 11.3(2019):22.
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