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Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties

This new edition includes updated case studies, examples and experiments as well as a new chapter on modeling and simulations. It also includes recent advances in wireline logging interpretation methods, effective media models, inversion of resistivity log measurements, dipole acoustic shear and Stoneley wave techniques, Biot-Gassmann models and MRI.


Reservoir engineers, Production engineers, Production managers, Engineering advisors, Reservoir management specialists

Hardbound, 976 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-12-383848-3


  • "Presenting concepts, theories, and lab procedures related to porous rocks and gases, hydrocarbon liquids, and aqueous solutions, this third edition reference (the first was published in 1996, and the second in 2003) has been updated and expanded. Two new chapters on reservoir characterization and on basic well-log interpretation offer the basic introductory material intended as a foundation for further study of the topics. Djebbar (petroleum engineering, U. of Oklahoma) and Donaldson (retired after a long career in public, private, and academic spheres) introduce mineralogy and petroleum geology before covering porosity and permeability, formation resistivity and water saturation, capillary pressure, wettability, applications of Darcy’s Law, naturally fractured reservoirs, and the effect of stress on reservoir rock properties, among other topics."--Reference and Research Book News


  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Mineralogy
    Chapter 2: Introduction to Petroleum Geology
    Chapter 3: Porosity and Permeability
    Chapter 4: Formation Resistivity and Water Saturation
    Chapter 5: Capillary Pressure
    Chapter 6: Wettability
    Chapter 7: Applications of Darcy’s Law
    Chapter 8: Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
    Chapter 9: Effect of Stress on Reservoir Rock Properties
    Chapter 10: Fluid-Rock Interactions
    Chapter 11: Modeling and Simulations


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