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Advanced Reservoir Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750677332, 9780080498836

Advanced Reservoir Engineering

1st Edition

Authors: Tarek Ahmed Paul McKinney
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677332
eBook ISBN: 9780080498836
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 27th August 2004
Page Count: 424
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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


Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Geologists, Geology Students.

Table of Contents

  1. Well Testing Analysis
  2. 1 Primary Reservoir Characteristics
  3. 2 Fluid Flow Equations
  4. 3 Transient Well Testing
  5. 4 Type Curves
  6. 5 Pressure Derivative Method
  7. 6 Interference and Pulse Tests
  8. 7 Injection Well Testing
  9. Water Influx
  10. 1 Classification of Aquifers
  11. 2 Recognition of Natural Water Influx
  12. 3 Water Influx Models
  13. Unconventional Gas Reservoirs
  14. 1 Vertical Gas Well Performance
  15. 2 Horizontal Gas Well Performance
  16. 3 Material Balance Equation for Conventional and Unconventional Gas Reservoirs
  17. 4 Coalbed Methane “CBM”
  18. 5 Tight Gas Reservoirs
  19. 6 Gas Hydrates
  20. 7 Shallow Gas Reservoirs
  21. Performance of Oil Reservoirs
  22. 1 Primary Recovery Mechanisms
  23. 2 The Material Balance Equation
  24. 3 Generalized MBE
  25. 4 The Material Balance as an Equation of a Straight Line
  26. 5 Tracy’s Form of the MBE
  27. Predicting Oil Reservoir Performance
  28. 1 Phase 1. Reservoir Performance Prediction Methods
  29. 2 Phase 2. Oil Well Performance
  30. 3 Phase 3. Relating Reservoir Performance to Time
  31. Introduction to Oil Field Economics
  32. 1 Fundamentals of Economic Equivalence and Evaluation Methods
  33. 2 Reserves Definitions and Classifications
  34. 3 Accounting Principles References Index


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About the Authors

Tarek Ahmed

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. Dr. Ahmed has authored numerous papers and several successful books with Elsevier, including Advanced Reservoir Management and Engineering, 2nd Edition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Tarek Ahmed and Associates, Ltd.

Paul McKinney

Affiliations and Expertise

VP of Reservoir Engineering, Anadarko Canada Corporation


"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

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