Fine Reservoir Description

Fine Reservoir Description

Techniques, Current Status, Challenges, and Solutions

1st Edition - July 20, 2022

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  • Author: Huanqing Chen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323954013

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Fine Reservoir Description: Techniques, Current Status, Challenges and Solutions presents studies on fine oil and gas reservoirs, covering aspects of current status and progress, content and methods/techniques, as well as challenges and solutions through literature review and case studies of reservoirs, including volcanic rocks in the Songliao Basin, glutenite at the northwestern margin of the Junggar Basin, and sandstone in the Liaohe Basin, China. This book contains a large amount of data and illustrations.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in refined reservoir characterization for three types of reservoirs: high water cut, low permeability, and complex lithology
  • Includes methods and techniques of fine reservoir description that are elaborated from nine aspects, such as fine stratigraphic division and correlation, fracture characterization and fine characterization of sand body
  • Presents eight easy to use measures that are proposed to solve the problems of fine reservoir description


Managers, researchers and engineering technicians engaged in oil and gas field exploration and development as well as related disciplines. Postgraduate and academic researchers on oil and gas

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction of Fine Reservoir Description
    1.1 Overview
    1.2 Fine Reservoir Description of High Water-cut Oilfield
    1.2.1 Key problems
    1.2.2 Trend
    1.3 Fine Reservoir Description of Low-permeability Oilfield
    1.3.1 Current status
    1.3.2 Core contents
    1.3.3 Trend
    1.4 Fine Reservoir Description of Complex Lithologic Reservoir
    1.4.1 Current status and key problems
    1.4.2 Core contents
    1.4.3 Trend

    2. Characteristics and Contents of Fine Reservoir Description
    2.1 Fine Reservoir Description in the Early Development Stage
    2.2 Fine Reservoir Description in the Middle–Late Development Stage
    2.2.1 Fine description of small faults and microstructures
    2.2.2 Fine stratigraphic classification and correlation based on high-resolution sequence stratigraphy
    2.2.3 Reservoir architecture characterization based on sedimentary microfacies analysis
    2.2.4 Quantitative evaluation of reservoir pore structure
    2.2.5 Reservoir fluid heterogeneity analysis
    2.2.6 Reservoir change analysis
    2.2.7 Geological modeling methods (e.g. multi-point geostatistics)
    2.2.8 Multi-information remaining oil description

    3. Methodology of Fine Reservoir Description
    3.1 Fine Stratigraphic Classification and Correlation based on High-resolution Sequence Stratigraphy
    3.1.1 Geology of Yulou reservoir
    3.1.2 Sedimentary genesis as guidance
    3.1.3 Satisfaction to the production practice
    3.1.4 Principles for bed classification and correlation
    3.1.5 Establishment of large-scale isochronous stratigraphic framework with logging and seismic data
    3.1.6 Combination of high-resolution sequence stratigraphy and traditional method for stratigraphic classification and correlation
    3.1.7 High-resolution sequence stratigraphy analysis
    3.2 Multi-information Fracture Characterization of Volcanic Reservoir
    3.2.1 Geology of the volcanic gas reservoir in Ying 1 Member in Xudong area, the Songliao Basin
    3.2.2 Approach of fracture characterization
    3.2.3 Classification of fractures in the target interval
    3.2.4 Multi-information fracture characterization of volcanic reservoir
    3.2.5 Fracture genesis and influencing factors
    3.3 Reservoir Architecture Characterization based on Sedimentary Microfacies Classification
    3.3.1 Current status
    3.3.2 Architectures of the Lower Karamay Formation alluvial fan reservoir in an area at the northwestern margin of the Junggar Basin
    3.4 Genetic Classification and Quantitative Characterization of Reservoir Pore Structure
    3.4.1 Studies on pore structure
    3.4.2 Pore structure of Yulou reservoir in an area of Western Sag, the Liaohe Basin
    3.5 Reservoir Heterogeneity Analysis
    3.5.1 Current status
    3.5.2 Heterogeneity of Yulou Reservoir in an area of Western Sag, the Liaohe Basin
    3.6 Comprehensive Quantitative Reservoir Evaluation based on Geologic Genesis Analysis
    3.6.1 Current status 170
    3.6.2 Classification and evaluation of Yulou reservoir in an area of Western Sag, the Liaohe Basin
    3.7 Reservoir Flow Unit Classification
    3.7.1 Geology and development of the Yulou reservoir in an area of Western Sag, the Liaohe Basin
    3.7.2 Research approach
    3.7.3 Parameter determination for reservoir flow unit classification
    3.7.4 Results of reservoir flow unit classification
    3.8 Multi-point Geostatistical Modeling
    3.8.1 Current status
    3.8.2 Current status and principle of multi-point geostatistical modeling and comparison with traditional geological modeling methods
    3.8.3 Examples
    3.8.4 Problems and trend
    3.9 Remaining Oil Characterization
    3.9.1 Current status
    3.9.2 Contents
    3.9.3 Methods
    3.9.4 Problems and trend

    4. Challenges and Solutions of Fine Reservoir Characterization
    4.1 Challenges of Fine Reservoir Characterization
    4.2 Solutions of Fine Reservoir Characterization
    4.2.1 Planning the basic data acquisition scientifically
    4.2.2 Setting the study project properly
    4.2.3 Stressing on key contents of study
    4.2.4 Paying attention to the practical application of study results
    4.2.5 Enhancing the level of informatization by constructing the digital reservoir
    4.2.6. Enhancing the quality control of study process and result
    4.2.7. Reducing the cost and improving the efficiency with new methods/techniques
    4.2.8. Considering carefully the economic effectiveness

Product details

  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2022
  • Published: July 20, 2022
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323954013

About the Author

Huanqing Chen

Dr Huanqing Chen is mainly engaged in oil and gas field development and fine reservoir description research. As the project director, he has presided over and completed 10 provincial, ministerial and bureau level projects, including the projects supported by National Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China. Currently, he has overall responsibility for a preliminary research project "Fine Reservoir Description" sponsored by PetroChina Exploration and Production Company. So far, he has published 62 papers internationally as the first author such as the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering and Arab Journal of Geoscience. He has published two monographs as the first author. He has obtained two Science and Technology Progress Award Awards at provincial and ministerial level, and obtained one National Invention Patent of China (as the second accomplisher). He is a member of the Young and Middle-Aged Editorial Board of the Journal of China University of Mining & Technology, and a member of the Young Editorial Board of Natural Gas Geoscience.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Engineer, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina, China

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