Reservoir Engineering Handbook


  • Tarek Ahmed, PhD, PE, Engineering Advisor with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

 Reorganized for easy use, Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition provides an up-to-date reference to the tools, techniques, and science for predicting oil reservoir performance even in the most difficult fields.Topics covered in the handbook include:

  • Processes to enhance production
  • Well modification to maximize oil and gas recovery
  • Completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, and well surveys

Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition provides solid information and insight for engineers and students alike on maximizing production from a field in order to obtain the best possible economic return. With this handbook, professionals will find a valuable reference for understanding the key relationships among the different operating variables. Examples contained in this reference demonstrate the performance of processes under forceful conditions through a wide variety of applications.

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Petroleum Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Production Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Completion Engineer, Operations Engineer, Drilling Manager, Operations Manager, Project Production Engineer, Project Reservoir Engineer


Book information

  • Published: January 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-803-7

Table of Contents

  1. Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Behavior 
  2. Reservoir-Fluid Properties 
  3. Laboratory Analysis of Reservoir Fluids 
  4. Fundamentals of Rock Properties 
  5. Relative Permeability Concepts 
  6. Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Flow 
  7. Oil Well Performance 
  8. Gas Well Performance 
  9. Gas and Water Coning 
  10. Water Influx 
  11. Oil Recovery Mechanisms and the Material Balance Equation 
  12. Predicting Oil Reservoir Performance 
  13. Gas Reservoirs 
  14. Principles of Waterflooding 
  15. Vapor-Liquid Phase Equilibria 
  16. Analysis of Decline and Type Curves
  17. Fractured Reservoirs