Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties


  • Erle Donaldson, Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA
  • Djebbar Tiab, Professor, Consultant and Senior Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma

The petroleum geologist and engineer must have a working knowledge of petrophysics in order to find oil reservoirs, devise the best plan for getting it out of the ground, then start drilling. This book offers the engineer and geologist a manual to accomplish these goals, providing much-needed calculations and formulas on fluid flow, rock properties, and many other topics that are encountered every day. New updated material covers topics that have emerged in the petrochemical industry since 1997.
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Students and Professionals in petroleum engineering and geosciences departments, reservoir engineers, petroleum geologists.


Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7711-0

Table of Contents

Introduction to Mineralogy;Petroleum Geology; Porosity and Permeability; Formation Resistivity and Water Saturation; Capillary Pressure; Wettability; Applications of Darcy's Law; Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Introduction; Effect of Stress on Rock Properties Static Stress - Strain Relation; Fluid-rock Interaction Importance of Near-Wellbore Permeability; Appendix