Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties


  • Djebbar Tiab, Professor, Consultant and Senior Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma
  • Erle C. Donaldson, Professor, Independent Engineering Consultant, Tetrahedron, Inc.

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


Book information

  • Published: October 2011
  • 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

Table of Contents

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