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Reservoir Exploration and Appraisal

Finding a new oil and gas discovery and evaluating its volume is a difficult and challenging task, and yet there is very little published on the topic. Luiz Amado delivers a one-of-a-kind introductory guide titled Reservoir Exploration and Appraisal. Providing logistical instruction and processes for the entire exploration and appraisal process, Amado furnishes the guidance, workflow, and practical recommendations needed based on real-world scenarios. Written by an engineer with over 15 years of experience in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, South America and West Africa, Reservoir Exploration and Appraisal equips engineers and economists with expert advice on critical subjects such as detailed methods of estimating recovery factors, creating production curves using either simple or complex approaches, understanding main fluid and rock properties that govern volume and productivity, and communicating examples of field case evaluations, including deepwater projects.


Reservoir Engineers, Production Engineers, Drilling Engineers, Operation Engineers, Operation Managers, Project Production Engineers

Paperback, 174 Pages

Published: April 2013

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85617-853-2


  • "This guide introduces the volume to value methodology used by petroleum companies to evaluate and select exploratory opportunities, formulas for calculating volumes in place and estimating recovery factors, commercial databases of field analogs, and typical capital expenditures for drilling wells and constructing facilities."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013


  • Preface
    Chapter 1: Project Framing and the V2V (Volume to Value) Evaluation Analysis
    Chapter 2: Setting the Scene: Plays, Leads and Prospects
    Chapter 3: Exploration and Appraisal Stages
    Chapter 4: Rock and Fluid Estimates
    Chapter 5: The Search and Use of Analogues
    Chapter 6: Volumes and Recovery Efficiencies
    Chapter 7: Wells and Production Functions
    Chapter 8: Facilities and Subsea Engineering
    Chapter 9: Capex and Opex Expenditures
    Chapter 10: Lease Sales, Bids and Farm-in
    Chapter 11: The Value and Gains of Technology
    Chapter 12: Examples and Field Cases Evaluations


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