Integrated Reservoir Asset Management

Principles and Best Practices

By

  • John Fanchi, Golden, Colorado, USA

All too often, senior reservoir managers have found that their junior staff lack an adequate understanding of reservoir management techniques and best practices needed to optimize the development of oil and gas fields. Written by an expert professional/educator, Integrated Reservoir Asset Management introduces the reader to the processes and modeling paradigms needed to develop the skills to increase reservoir output and profitability and decrease guesswork.

One of the only references to recognize the technical diversity of modern reservoir management teams, Fanchi seamlessly brings together concepts and terminology, creating an interdisciplinary approach for solving everyday problems. The book starts with an overview of reservoir management, fluids, geological principles used to characterization, and two key reservoir parameters (porosity and permeability). This is followed by an uncomplicated review of multi-phase fluid flow equations, an overview of the reservoir flow modeling process and fluid displacement concepts. All exercises and case studies are based on the authors 30 years of experience and appear at the conclusion of each chapter with hints in addition of full solutions. In addition, the book will be accompanied by a website featuring supplementary case studies and modeling exercises which is supported by an author generated computer program.

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Audience

Reservoir Engineers, Production Engineers, Exploration Geologist, Exploration Geophysicist and Petrophysical Engineer

 

Book information

  • Published: June 2010
  • Imprint: GULF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-382088-4


Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1, Introduction

Chapter 2, Fluid Properties

Chapter 3, Geology

Chapter 4, Porosity and Permeability

Chapter 5, Geophysics

Chapter 6, Petrophysics

Chapter 7, Well Logging

Chapter 8, Well Testing

Chapter 9, Production Evaluation Techniques

Chapter 10, Rock-Fluid Interactions

Chapter 11, Fluid Flow Equations

Chapter 12, Reservoir Characterization

Chapter 13, Reservoir Flow Modeling

Chapter 14, Fluid Displacement

Chapter 15, Modern Reservoir Management Applications

Appendix A, Unit Conversion Factors

References

Index