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1. n. [Shale Gas]
The gas accumulated on the surface of a solid material, such as a grain of a reservoir rock, or more particularly the organic particles in a shale reservoir. Measurement of adsorbed gas and interstitial gas, which is the gas contained in pore spaces, allows calculation of gas in place in a reservoir.