A Generalized Approach To Primary Hydrocarbon Recovery Of Petroleum Exploration & Production

Edited by

  • M. Walsh, Petroleum Recovery Research Institute, Austin, TX, U.S.A.
  • L.W. Lake, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA

This reservoir-engineering textbook is a contemporary analysis of primary recovery. It covers rock and fluid properties, reservoir energies, surface separation, laboratory PVT methods, material balance, fluid flow, well deliverability, water influx, reservoir performance, and decline-curve analysis. Using an unified approach, the text includes the full range of reservoir fluids: black oils, volatile oils, gas condensates, wet gases, and dry gases. It also covers the entire range of producing mechanisms, including gas-cap, water-drive, and compaction-drive reservoirs.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2003
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-50683-2

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Reservoir energy and producing mechanisms. 3. Rock properties. 4. Fluid properties. 5. Microscopic and macroscopic mass balances. 6. The generalized material-balance equation. 7. Fluid flow and well performance. 8. Laboratory PVT tests and lease separation. 9. Rate predictions using tank models. 10. Natural water influx. 11. Wet- and dry-gas reservoirs. 12. Black-oil reservoirs. 13. Volatile-oil and gas-condensate reservoirs. 14. Decline-curve analysis. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Appendix D. Appendix E. Nomenclature. Reference. Index.