Description

Advanced Reservoir Engineering offers the practicing engineer and engineering student a full description, with worked examples, of all of the kinds of reservoir engineering topics that the engineer will use in day-to-day activities. In an industry where there is often a lack of information, this timely volume gives a comprehensive account of the physics of reservoir engineering, a thorough knowledge of which is essential in the petroleum industry for the efficient recovery of hydrocarbons. Chapter one deals exclusively with the theory and practice of transient flow analysis and offers a brief but thorough hands-on guide to gas and oil well testing. Chapter two documents water influx models and their practical applications in conducting comprehensive field studies, widely used throughout the industry. Later chapters include unconventional gas reservoirs and the classical adaptations of the material balance equation.

Key Features

* An essential tool for the petroleum and reservoir engineer, offering information not available anywhere else * Introduces the reader to cutting-edge new developments in Type-Curve Analysis, unconventional gas reservoirs, and gas hydrates * Written by two of the industry's best-known and respected reservoir engineers

Readership

Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Geologists, Geology Students.

Table of Contents

1. Well Testing Analysis 1.1 Primary Reservoir Characteristics 1.2 Fluid Flow Equations 1.3 Transient Well Testing 1.4 Type Curves 1.5 Pressure Derivative Method 1.6 Interference and Pulse Tests 1.7 Injection Well Testing 2. Water Influx 2.1 Classification of Aquifers 2.2 Recognition of Natural Water Influx 2.3 Water Influx Models 3. Unconventional Gas Reservoirs 3.1 Vertical Gas Well Performance 3.2 Horizontal Gas Well Performance 3.3 Material Balance Equation for Conventional and Unconventional Gas Reservoirs 3.4 Coalbed Methane “CBM” 3.5 Tight Gas Reservoirs 3.6 Gas Hydrates 3.7 Shallow Gas Reservoirs 4. Performance of Oil Reservoirs 4.1 Primary Recovery Mechanisms 4.2 The Material Balance Equation 4.3 Generalized MBE 4.4 The Material Balance as an Equation of a Straight Line 4.5 Tracy’s Form of the MBE 5. Predicting Oil Reservoir Performance 5.1 Phase 1. Reservoir Performance Prediction Methods 5.2 Phase 2. Oil Well Performance 5.3 Phase 3. Relating Reservoir Performance to Time 6. Introduction to Oil Field Economics 6.1 Fundamentals of Economic Equivalence and Evaluation Methods 6.2 Reserves Definitions and Classifications 6.3 Accounting Principles References Index

Details

No. of pages:
424
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780080498836
Print ISBN:
9780750677332

About the authors

Tarek Ahmed, PhD, PE

Tarek Ahmed, Ph.D., P.E., is currently Founder of Tarek Ahmed and Associates, Ltd., a consulting firm that specializes in in-house petroleum engineering courses and consulting services worldwide. Prior to that, he was a Reservoir Engineering Advisor for Anadarko, Baker Hughes, and Gaffney, Cline and Associates and was a Professor and head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech of the University of Montana for 22 years. He earned his PhD from University of Oklahoma, his Masters from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a BS from the Faculty of Petroleum in Egypt - all degrees in petroleum engineering. Dr. Ahmed has authored numerous papers and several successful books with Elsevier, including Reservoir Engineering Handbook, 4th Edition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Tarek Ahmed and Associates, Ltd.

Paul McKinney

Affiliations and Expertise

VP of Reservoir Engineering, Anadarko Canada Corporation

Reviews

"Advanced Reservoir Engineering is recommended for upper level or graduate students in petroleum engineering or geology or practicing petroleum engineers." - E-Streams, Vol. 8, No. 3, March 2005