Petroleum Production Engineering, A Computer-Assisted Approach

1st Edition

Authors: Boyun Guo,
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750682701
eBook ISBN: 9780080479958
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 5th February 2007
Page Count: 312
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Petroleum Production Engineering, A Computer-Assisted Approach provides handy guidelines to designing, analyzing and optimizing petroleum production systems. Broken into four parts, this book covers the full scope of petroleum production engineering, featuring stepwise calculations and computer-based spreadsheet programs. Part one contains discussions of petroleum production engineering fundamentals, empirical models for production decline analysis, and the performance of oil and natural gas wells. Part two presents principles of designing and selecting the main components of petroleum production systems including: well tubing, separation and dehydration systems, liquid pumps, gas compressors, and pipelines for oil and gas transportation. Part three introduces artificial lift methods, including sucker rod pumping systems, gas lift technology, electrical submersible pumps and other artificial lift systems. Part four is comprised of production enhancement techniques including, identifying well problems, designing acidizing jobs, guidelines to hydraulic fracturing and job evaluation techniques, and production optimization techniques.

Key Features

Provides complete coverage of the latest techniques used for designing and analyzing petroleum production systems

Increases efficiency and addresses common problems by utilizing the computer-based solutions discussed within the book

* Presents principles of designing and selecting the main components of petroleum production systems


Pipeline Engineering, Petroleum engineering

Table of Contents

Preface List of Symbols List of Tables List of Figures Part I: Petroleum Production Engineering Fundamentals Chapter 1: Petroleum Production System 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Reservoir 1.3 Well 1.4 Separator 1.5 Pump 1.6 Gas Compressor 1.7 Pipelines 1.8 Safety Control System
1.9 Unit Systems
Summary References Problems Chapter 2: Properties of Oil and Natural Gas 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Properties of Oil 2.2.1 Solution Gas Oil Ratio 2.2.2 Density of Oil 2.2.3 Formation Volume Factor of Oil 2.2.4 Viscosity of Oil 2.2.5 Oil Compressibility 2.3 Properties of Natural Gas 2.3.1 Specific Gravity of Gas 2.3.2 Gas Pseudocritical Pressure and Temperature 2.3.3 Viscosity of Gas 2.3.4 Gas Compressibility Factor 2.3.5 Density of Gas 2.3.6 Formation Volume Factor of Gas 2.3.7 Gas Compressibility Summary References Problems Chapter 3: Reservoir Deliverability 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Flow Regimes 3.2.1 Transient Flow 3.2.2 Steady State Flow 3.2.3 Pseudosteady State Flow 3.2.4 Horizontal Well 3.3 Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR) 3.3.1 IPR for Single (Liquid) Phase Reservoirs 3.3.2 IPR for Two-Phase Reservoirs 3.3.3 IPR for Partial Two-Phase Oil Reservoirs 3.4 Construction of IPR Curves Using Test Points 3.5 Composite IPR of Stratified Reservoirs 3.5.1 Composite IPR Models Single-Pha


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About the Author

Boyun Guo,

Dr. Boyun Guo is well known for his contributions to the energy industry in multiphase flow in pipe systems and horizontal well engineering. He is currently a Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the petroleum engineering department and Director of the Center for Optimization of Petroleum Systems (COPS). He has over 25 years of work experience in the oil and gas industry and academia and has worked for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and Daqing Petroleum Administrative Bureau. He holds a BS degree in engineering from Daqing Petroleum Institute of China, MS degree in petroleum engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and a PhD in petroleum engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Boyun has authored multiple papers, served on many association committees, and published 10 books of which 9 of those reside with Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA