This book integrates those critical geologic aspects of reservoir formation and occurrence with engineering aspects of reservoirs, and presents a comprehensive treatment of the geometry, porosity and permeability evolution, and producing characteristics of carbonate reservoirs. The three major themes discussed are:
• the geometry of carbonate reservoirs and relationship to original depositional facies distributions
• the origin and types of porosity and permeability systems in carbonate reservoirs and their relationship to post-depositional diagenesis
• the relationship between depositional and diagenetic facies and producing characteristics of carbonate reservoirs, and the synergistic geologic-engineering approach to the exploitation of carbonate reservoirs.
The intention of the volume is to fully aquaint professional petroleum geologists and engineers with an integrated geologic and engineering approach to the subject. As such, it presents a unique critical appraisal of the complex parameters that affect the recovery of hydrocarbon resources from carbonate rocks. The book may also be used as a text in petroleum geology and engineering courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.
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- © Elsevier Science 1992
- 17th January 1992
- Elsevier Science
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@qu:In summary, this book contains a wealth of valuable engineering information on carbonate reservoirs and will be generally understandable to reservoir geologists working with carbonate reservoirs and has an excellent bibliography. @source:American Association of Petroleum Geologists @qu:This unique book with its comprehensive treatment of geologic and engineering data on carbonate reservoirs is an important and first-rate contribution which both geologists and reservoir engineers can easily follow and understand. It fills an important niche and, given the quality of the contributions, it should be in the library of all those concerned with carbonate reservoirs. @source:Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering "Professionals and students of petroleum engineering, petroleum geology, petrophysics, and geophysics will find that the two-volume book gives them easy access to the broad literature base of carbonate reservoirs. Moreover, petroleum engineers and geologists should welcome this book as it encompasses complete references to the multitude of properties of carbonate reservoir rocks from 'sandy limestone' to fractured-fissured vuggy formation." Fakhry A. Assaad in Environmental Geology, 2005
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