Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering


  • Wilson C. Chin, PhD, Professor of Process Engineering, University of Houston, TX, USA. He has published more than 70 articles on numerical analysis, grid generation, and computational flow modeling.

For the practitioner, this volume is a valuable tool for predicting reservoir flow in the most efficient and profitable manner possible, using quantitative methods rather than anecdotal and outdated methods. For the student, this volume offers insight not covered in other textbooks.Too many approaches in traditional petroleum engineering are based on "ad hoc" and "common sense" methods that have no rigorous mathematical basis. Most textbooks dealing with reservoir engineering do not go into the necessary mathematical detail and depth. This new book by Wilson Chin, a revision of two earlier books published by Gulf Publishing, Modern Reservoir Flow and Well Transient Analysis and Formation Invasion, integrates rigorous mathematical methods for simulating and predicting reservoir flow both near and away from the well.
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Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Petroleum Engineering Students, Petroleum Engineering Professors, Log Analysts


Book information

  • Published: June 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7568-0


The material in this book is presented in a clear, easily understandable language. Every topic is supplied with specific examples, that help to demonstrate certain elements of the theory. ...having this book is a must for every reservoir engineer expecially for those who have to make decisions as to what simulating software to choose for a particular reservoir and situation. - Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Table of Contents

Motivating Ideas and Governing Equations; Fracture Flow Analysis; Flows Past Shaly Bodies; Streamline Tracing and Complex Variables; Flows in Complicated Geometries; Radial Flow Analysis; Finite Difference Methods for Planar Flows; Curvilinear Coordinates and Numerical Grid Generation; Steady State Reservoir Applications; Transient Compressible Flows; Effective Properties in Single and Multiphase Flows; Modeling Stochastic Heterogeneities; Real and Artificial Viscosity; Borehole Invasion, Lost Circulation, Time Lapse Logging; Horizontal, Deviated, and Modern Multilateral Well Analysis; Fluid Mechanics of Invasion; Static and Dynamic Filtration; Formation Tester Applications; Analytical Methods for Time Lapse Well Logging Analysis; Complex Invasion Problems: Numerical Modeling; Forward and Inverse Multiphase Flow Modeling