Formulas and Calculations for Petroleum Engineering

Formulas and Calculations for Petroleum Engineering

1st Edition - August 15, 2019

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  • Authors: Cenk Temizel, Tayfun Tuna, Mehmet Melih Oskay, Luigi Saputelli
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128165089
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165553

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Formulas and Calculations for Petroleum Engineering unlocks the capability for any petroleum engineering individual, experienced or not, to solve problems and locate quick answers, eliminating non-productive time spent searching for that right calculation. Enhanced with lab data experiments, practice examples, and a complimentary online software toolbox, the book presents the most convenient and practical reference for all oil and gas phases of a given project. Covering the full spectrum, this reference gives single-point reference to all critical modules, including drilling, production, reservoir engineering, well testing, well logging, enhanced oil recovery, well completion, fracturing, fluid flow, and even petroleum economics.

Key Features

  • Presents single-point access to all petroleum engineering equations, including calculation of modules covering drilling, completion and fracturing
  • Helps readers understand petroleum economics by including formulas on depreciation rate, cashflow analysis, and the optimum number of development wells


Reservoir engineers; production engineers; drilling engineers; geologists; petrophysicists; geophysicists; engineering and geotechnicians along with engineers without a petroleum engineering background throughout the world in oil and service companies

Table of Contents

  • 1. Reservoir Engineering Formulas and Calculations
    2. Drilling Engineering Formulas and Calculations
    3. Well Test Analysis Formulas and Calculations
    4. Production Engineering Formulas and Calculations
    5. Fluid Flow and Transport Phenomena Formulas and Calculations
    6. Well Log Analysis, Geophysics, Petrophysical Formulas and Calculations
    7. Petroleum Economics Formulas and Calculations
    8. Phase Behavior and Thermodynamics Formulas and Calculations
    9. Petroleum Engineering Laboratory Formulas and Calculations
    10. Enhanced Oil Recovery Formulas and Calculations
    11. Geomechanics and Fracture Formulas and Calculations
    12. Facilities and Process Engineering Formulas and Calculations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 548
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2019
  • Published: August 15, 2019
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128165089
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165553

About the Authors

Cenk Temizel

Cenk Temizel is a Sr. Reservoir Engineer with Saudi Aramco. Previously, he was a reservoir engineer at Aera Energy LLC (a Shell-ExxonMobil Affiliate) in Bakersfield, California, USA. He has around 15 years of experience in the industry working on reservoir simulation, smart fields, heavy oil, optimization, geomechanics, integrated asset modeling, unconventionals, field development and enhanced oil recovery with Schlumberger and Halliburton in the Middle East, the US and the UK. He was a teaching/research assistant at the University of Southern California and Stanford University before joining the industry. He serves as a technical reviewer for petroleum engineering journals. He has published around 100 publications in the area of reservoir management, production optimization, enhanced oil recovery processes, data driven methods, machine learning and smart fields along with US patents. He holds a BS degree (Honors) from Middle East Technical University – Ankara (2003) and an MS degree (2005) from University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA both in petroleum engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tayfun Tuna

Tayfun Tuna is a data scientist and software developer who holds a MS and a PhD Degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston. His graduate research focus was on text mining; applying machine learning techniques to lecture videos in order to segment video content for a better learning experience. He is a co-founder of Videopoints LLC, previously known as ICS Video Project, an interactive educational video platform which have been used more than 50K users across multiple university campuses. While he was the chief operating officer and principal investigator his project is rewarded by National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (NSF SBIR) Phase I Grant. In his professional career, Tayfun has worked with Halliburton to develop a patented machine learning based web based interface that predicts chance of getting of stuck while drilling for oil. Tayfun Tuna has two patents and 20 research paper publications on educational technology, social networks and oil&gas field.

Affiliations and Expertise

Post-doc Fellow, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Houston, and Data Scientist, Blue Barrel Solutions, USA

Mehmet Melih Oskay

M. Melih Oskay earned his PhD from UT Austin, and he has been in academia and industry as advisors and managerial positions for more than 30 years at Kuwait Oil Company, Shell and Kuwait Gulf Oil Company. He has represented KOC and KGOC at Joint Operations Committee and Joint Operations Tender Committees. Getty, Texaco, and Chevron have been the Operator for Saudi Arabia at Wafra Joint Operations at various periods. Dr. Oskay has also worked closely with Total experts during Total - KGOC Technical Support Agreement period. He has taught at University of Texas - Austin, TX, Louisiana Tech University-Ruston, Louisiana, Middle East Technical University – Ankara, Turkiye and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Oskay has hold Organizing Committee, Session Chairmanship positions at many SPE Oil Show and Technical Conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Luigi Saputelli

Luigi Saputelli is a Reservoir Engineering Expert Advisor to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Frontender with over 29 years of experience. He has held various positions as reservoir engineer (integrated reservoir modeling, simulation, improved oil recovery projects, field development, researcher), drilling engineer (drilling and well planning projects, drilling rig automation) and production engineer (production modeling, engineering and operations workflow automation projects), in various operators and services companies around the world including PDVSA, Hess and Halliburton. Saputelli is an industry recognized researcher, invited lecturer, and an SPE liaison and committee member. Saputelli serves on the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) JPT Editorial Committee as the data communication and management technology feature editor since 2012, on the SPE Production and Operations Advisory Board since 2010. He is a founding member of the SPE Real-time Optimization Technical Interest Group and the Petroleum Data-driven Analytics technical section. He is the recipient of the 2015 SPE International Production and Operations Award. He has published more than 90 industry papers on applied technologies related to digital oilfield, reservoir management, real-time optimization, and production operations. Saputelli holds a BSc in Electronic Engineer from Universidad Simon Bolivar (1990), with a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College (1996), and a PhD in chemical engineering from University of Houston (2003). He is also serving as managing partner in Frontender, a petroleum engineering services firm based in Houston.

Affiliations and Expertise

Reservoir Engineering Consultant, ADNOC, and Reservoir Engineering Technologist, Frontender Corp, USA

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