Description

Reservoir management is concerned with the geoscience and reservoir/production engineering required to plan and optimize the development of discovered or producing oil and gas assets. One of the only books to cover both management and engineering issues, Advanced Reservoir Management and Engineering is redesigned to be the only book you need throughout your career. Written by two of the industry's best-known and well respected reservoir engineers and managers, this new edition offers readers a complete guide for formulating workflow solutions on a day to day bases.

Authoritative in its approach, the book begins 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. Essential topics such as Type-Curve Analysis, unconventional gas reservoirs, and gas hydrates are also covered. The book moves on to provide a clear exposition of key economic and financial management methods for evaluation criteria and cash flow analysis, analysis of fixed capital investments and advanced evaluation approaches. This is followed by a frank discussion of advanced evaluation approaches such as integration of decision analysis and professional ethics.

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The 2nd Edition of the book includes 3 new management chapters, representing a 30% increase over the p

Key Features

  • Maximize cash flow, subject to capital and operating budget
  • Deliver new high-quality investment opportunities to management
  • Effectively manage the development of oil and gas assets
  • Maximize the benefit to the legitimate stakeholders

Readership

Reservoir Engineers and Production Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 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. Formation Testing
    • 1.8. Injection Well Testing
    • 1.9. Problems
  • Chapter 2. Water Influx
    • 2.1. Classification of Aquifers
    • 2.2. Recognition of Natural Water Influx
    • 2.3. Water Influx Models
  • Chapter 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
    • 3.5. Tight Gas Reservoirs
    • 3.6. Gas Hydrates
    • 3.7. Shallow Gas Reservoirs
  • Chapter 4. Performance of Oil Reservoirs
    • 4.1. Primary Recovery Mechanisms
    • 4.2. The Material Balance Equation
    • 4.3. Generalized MBE
    • 4.4. The MBE as an Equation of a Straight Line
    • 4.5. Tracy's Form of the MBE
    • 4.6. Problems
  • Chapter 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
    • 5.4. Problems
  • Chapter 6. Introduction to Enhanced Oil Recovery
    • 6.1. Mechanisms of Enhanced Oil Recovery
    • 6.2. Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods
    • 6.3. Thermal Processes
    • 6.4. Chemical Flood
    • 6.5. Miscible Gas Flood
  • Chapter 7. Economic Analysis
    • 7.1. Introduction
    • 7.2. Evaluation Criteria and Cash Flow Analysis
    • 7.3. Price Escalation and Constant Price Cases
    • 7.4. Present Valu

Details

No. of pages:
712
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
Print ISBN:
9780123855480
Electronic ISBN:
9780123855497

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.