Description

Geophysics for Petroleum Engineers focuses on the applications of geophysics in addressing petroleum engineering problems. It explores the complementary features of geophysical techniques in better understanding, characterizing, producing and monitoring reservoirs.

This book introduces engineers to geophysical methods so that they can communicate with geophysicist colleagues and appreciate the benefits of their work. These chapters describe fundamentals of geophysical techniques, their physical bases, their applications and limitations, as well as possible pitfalls in their misuse. Case study examples illustrate the integration of geophysical data with various other data types for predicting and describing reservoir rocks and fluid properties. The examples come from all over the world, with several case histories from the fields in the Middle East.

Key Features

  • Introduces geophysical methods to engineers
  • Helps understanding, characterizing, producing and monitoring of geophysical techniques
  • Updates the changing needs of reservoir engineering

Readership

Geophysicists, geophysical engineers and petroleum engineers

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Series Editor's Preface

Summary

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Petroleum Geology

Chapter 3 Petroleum geophysics

Chapter 4 Petrophysics

Chapter 5 Geostatistics

Chapter 6 Reservoir Characterization

Chapter 7 Reservoir Monitoring

Chapter 8 Geophysics in Drilling

Chapter 9 Geophysics for Unconventional Resources

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Purpose of the Book

1.2 Geoscience Disciplines

1.3 Geoengineering Concept

1.4 Integration of Disciplines

1.5 Continuous Measurements in Intelligent Field

1.6 Petroleum Geology

1.7 Formation Evaluation—Petrophysics

1.8 Geostatistics

1.9 Reservoir Characterization

1.10 Reservoir Monitoring

1.11 Geophysics in Drilling

1.12 Geophysics for Unconventional Resources

References

Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology

Abstract

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Formation of Organic Matter

2.3 Origin of Petroleum

2.4 Occurrence of Petroleum Systems

2.5 Sedimentation and Deformation Process

2.6 Geologic Times

2.7 Petroleum Reservoirs

2.8 Hydrocarbon Reservoirs

2.9 Petroleum Traps

2.10 Traps Associated with Fracture Networks

2.11 Reservoir Rocks

2.12 The Role of a Geologist

2.13 The Role of Geophysics

2.14 Exploration and Appraisal Wells

References

Chapter 3. Fundamentals of Petroleum Geophysics

Abstract

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Geophysical Techniques

3.3 Inversion of Geophysical Data

3.4 Seismic Reflection Technique

3.5 Seismic Wave Propagation and Attenuation

3.6 Seismic Data Acquisition

3.7 Seismic Data Processing

3.8 Seismic Resolution

3.9 Seismic Modeling

3.10 Seismic Attributes

3.11 S

Details

No. of pages:
344
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Electronic ISBN:
9780080929613
Print ISBN:
9780444506627

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