Advanced Reservoir Engineering


  • Tarek Ahmed, PhD, PE, Consultant, Tarek Ahmed and Associates, Ltd.
  • Paul McKinney, VP of Reservoir Engineering, Anadarko Canada Corporation

Advanced Reservoir Engineering offers the practicing engineer and engineering student a full description, with worked examples, of all of the kinds of reservoir engineering topics that the engineer will use in day-to-day activities. In an industry where there is often a lack of information, this timely volume gives a comprehensive account of the physics of reservoir engineering, a thorough knowledge of which is essential in the petroleum industry for the efficient recovery of hydrocarbons.Chapter one deals exclusively with the theory and practice of transient flow analysis and offers a brief but thorough hands-on guide to gas and oil well testing. Chapter two documents water influx models and their practical applications in conducting comprehensive field studies, widely used throughout the industry. Later chapters include unconventional gas reservoirs and the classical adaptations of the material balance equation.
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Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Geologists, Geology Students.


Book information

  • Published: August 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7733-2


"Advanced Reservoir Engineering is recommended for upper level or graduate students in petroleum engineering or geology or practicing petroleum engineers." - E-Streams, Vol. 8, No. 3, March 2005

Table of Contents

1. Well Testing Analysis1.1 Primary Reservoir Characteristics1.2 Fluid Flow Equations1.3 Transient Well Testing1.4 Type Curves1.5 Pressure Derivative Method1.6 Interference and Pulse Tests1.7 Injection Well Testing2. Water Influx2.1 Classification of Aquifers2.2 Recognition of Natural Water Influx2.3 Water Influx Models3. Unconventional Gas Reservoirs3.1 Vertical Gas Well Performance3.2 Horizontal Gas Well Performance3.3 Material Balance Equation for Conventional and Unconventional Gas Reservoirs3.4 Coalbed Methane “CBM”3.5 Tight Gas Reservoirs3.6 Gas Hydrates3.7 Shallow Gas Reservoirs4. Performance of Oil Reservoirs4.1 Primary Recovery Mechanisms4.2 The Material Balance Equation4.3 Generalized MBE4.4 The Material Balance as an Equation of a Straight Line4.5 Tracy’s Form of the MBE5. Predicting Oil Reservoir Performance5.1 Phase 1. Reservoir Performance Prediction Methods5.2 Phase 2. Oil Well Performance5.3 Phase 3. Relating Reservoir Performance to Time6. Introduction to Oil Field Economics6.1 Fundamentals of Economic Equivalence and Evaluation Methods6.2 Reserves Definitions and Classifications6.3 Accounting PrinciplesReferencesIndex