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Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750679336, 9780080460451

Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation

3rd Edition

Author: John R. Fanchi,
Paperback ISBN: 9780750679336
eBook ISBN: 9780080460451
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 8th December 2005
Page Count: 532
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The hottest, most important topic to reservoir engineers is reservoir simulation. Reservoir simulations are literally pictures of what a reservoir of oil or gas looks, or should look, like under the surface of the earth. A multitude of tools is available to the engineer to generate these pictures, and, essentially, the more accurate the picture, the easier the engineer can get the product out of the ground, and, thus, the more profitable the well will be.

Completely revised and updated throughout, this new edition of a GPP industry standard has completely new sections on coalbed methane, CO2 sequestration (important for environmental concerns), Co2 Flood, more sophisticated petrophysical models for geoscientists, examples of subsidence, additional geomechanical calculations, and much more. What makes this book so different and valuable to the engineer is the accompanying software, used by reservoir engineers all over the world every day. The new software, IFLO (replacing WINB4D, in previous editions), is a simulator that the engineer can easily install in a Windows operating environment. IFLO generates simulations of how the well can be tapped and feeds this to the engineer in dynamic 3D perspective. This completely new software is much more functional, with better graphics and more scenarios from which the engineer can generate simulations.

This book and software helps the reservoir engineer do his or her job on a daily basis, better, more economically, and more efficiently. Without simulations, the reservoir engineer would not be able to do his or her job at all, and the technology available in this product is far superior to most companies’ internal simulation software. It is also much less expensive ($89.95 versus hundreds or even thousands of dollars) than off-the-shelf packages available from independent software companies servicing the oil and gas industry. It is, however, just as, or more accurate than these overpriced competitors, having been created by a high-profile industry expert and having been used by engineers in the real world with successful and profitable results.

Key Features

  • This reference is THE industry standard to successfuly modelling reservoirs, obtaining maximum supply and profiting from oil and gas reservoirs
  • Includes dowloadable software of the new IFLO reservoir simulation software, that can save your company thousands of dollars
  • This edition has been updated to included new sections on environmentally important issues such as CO2 sequestration, coalbed methane, CO2 Flood
  • The third edition also provides more sophisticated petrophysical models, examples of subsidence and additional geomechanical calculations


Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Geologists, Geophysists

Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition<BR id=""CRLF"">About the Author<BR id=""CRLF"">Introduction to Reservoir Management <BR id=""CRLF"">1.1 Consensus Modeling<BR id=""CRLF"">1.2 Management of Simulation Studies<BR id=""CRLF"">1.3 “Hands-On” Simulation<BR id=""CRLF"">1.4 Outline of the Text Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">Part I - Reservoir Engineering Primer<BR id=""CRLF"">Basic Reservoir Analysis <BR id=""CRLF"">2.1 Volumetrics<BR id=""CRLF"">2.2 IFLO Volumetrics<BR id=""CRLF"">2.3 Material Balance<BR id=""CRLF"">2.4 Decline Curve Analysis<BR id=""CRLF"">2.5 IFLO Application: Depletion of a Gas Reservoir<BR id=""CRLF"">vi Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation<BR id=""CRLF"">Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">3 Multiphase Flow Concepts<BR id=""CRLF"">3.1 Basic Concepts<BR id=""CRLF"">3.2 Capillary Pressure<BR id=""CRLF"">3.3 Relative Permeability<BR id=""CRLF"">3.4 Mobility and Fractional Flow<BR id=""CRLF"">3.5Flow Concepts in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs<BR id=""CRLF"">Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">4 Fluid Displacement<BR id=""CRLF"">4.1 Buckley-Leverett Theory<BR id=""CRLF"">4.2 Welge’s Method<BR id=""CRLF"">4.3 Miscible Displacement<BR id=""CRLF"">4.4 Viscous Fingering<BR id=""CRLF"">4.5IFLO Application: Buckley-Leverett Displacement<BR id=""CRLF"">Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">5 Frontal Stability <BR id=""CRLF"">5.1 Frontal Advance Neglecting Gravity<BR id=""CRLF"">5.2 Frontal Advance Including Gravity<BR id=""CRLF"">5.3 Linear Stability Analysis<BR id=""CRLF"">5.4 IFLO Application: Frontal Advance in a Dipping Reservoir Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">Table of Contents vii<BR id=""CRLF"">Pattern Floods <BR id=""CRLF"">6.1 Recovery Efficiency<BR id=""CRLF"">6.2 Patterns and Spacing<BR id=""CRLF"">6.3 Advances in Drilling Technology<BR id=""CRLF"">6.4 Pattern Recovery<BR id=""CRLF"">6.5 IFLO Application: Five-Spot Waterflood<BR id=""CRLF"">6.6 IFLO Application: Line-Drive Waterflood in a Naturally Fractured Reservoir Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">7 Recovery of Subsurface Resources <BR id=""CRLF"">7.1 Production Stages<BR id=""CRLF"">7.2 Enhanced Oil Recovery<BR id=""CRLF"">7.3 Unconventional Fossil Fuels<BR id=""CRLF"">7.4 IFLO Coal Gas Model<BR id=""CRLF"">7.5 IFLO Application: Coal Gas Production from a Fruitland Coal Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">8 Economics and the Environment <BR id=""CRLF"">8.1 Society of Petroleum Engineers and World Petroleum Congress Reserves<BR id=""CRLF"">8.2 Basic Economic Concepts<BR id=""CRLF"">8.3 Investment Decision Analysis<BR id=""CRLF"">8.4 Environmental Impact<BR id=""CRLF"">viii Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation<BR id=""CRLF"">8.5 IFLO Application: CO2 Sequestration in a Mature Oil Field Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">Part II - Reservoir Simulation<BR id=""CRLF"">9 Multiphase Fluid Flow Equations <BR id=""CRLF"">9.1 The Continuity Equation<BR id=""CRLF"">9.2 Conservation Laws<BR id=""CRLF"">9.3 Flow Equations for Black Oil Simulation<BR id=""CRLF"">9.4 Flow Equations for Compositional Simulation<BR id=""CRLF"">9.5 Flow Equations for IFLO<BR id=""CRLF"">9.6 Simulator Selection and Ockham’s Razor<BR id=""CRLF"">9.7 IFLO Application: Gas Injection into a Light Oil Reservoir Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">10 Fundamentals of Reservoir Simulation <BR id=""CRLF"">10.1 Simulator Solution Procedures<BR id=""CRLF"">10.2 Numerical Dispersion<BR id=""CRLF"">10.3 IFLO Solution Procedure<BR id=""CRLF"">10.4 IFLO Transmissibility<BR id=""CRLF"">10.5 IFLO Well Model<BR id=""CRLF"">10.6 IFLO Application: Throughput in a Naturally Fractured Reservoir Model Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">Table of Contents ix<BR id=""CRLF"">Overview of the Modeling Process <BR id=""CRLF"">11.1 Prerequisites<BR id=""CRLF"">11.2 Major Elements of a Reservoir Simulation Study<BR id=""CRLF"">11.3 Reservoir Management Modeling System<BR id=""CRLF"">11.4 Wellbore Modeling<BR id=""CRLF"">11.5 Wellbore-Reservoir Coupling<BR id=""CRLF"">11.6 Reservoir-Aquifer Model Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">12 Conceptual Reservoir Scales <BR id=""CRLF"">12.1 Reservoir Sampling and Scales<BR id=""CRLF"">12.2 Reservoir Geophysics<BR id=""CRLF"">12.3 Correlating Reservoir Properties to Seismic Data<BR id=""CRLF"">12.4 IFLO Petrophysical Model<BR id=""CRLF"">12.5 IFLO Application: Scheduling Time-Lapse Seismic Surveys<BR id=""CRLF"">Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">13 Flow Units <BR id=""CRLF"">13.1 Well Log Data<BR id=""CRLF"">13.2 Pressure Transient Test Data<BR id=""CRLF"">13.3 Pressure Correction<BR id=""CRLF"">13.4 Integrating Scales: The Flow Unit<BR id=""CRLF"">13.5 IFLO Application: Valley Fill Waterflood<BR id=""CRLF"">x Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation<BR id=""CRLF"">Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">14 Rock Properties <BR id=""CRLF"">14.1 Porosity<BR id=""CRLF"">14.2 Permeability<BR id=""CRLF"">14.3 Porosity-Permeability Models<BR id=""CRLF"">14.4 Permeability-Porosity-Fluid Pressure Relationships<BR id=""CRLF"">14.5 IFLO Geomechanical Model<BR id=""CRLF"">14.6 IFLO Application: Geomechanics and Compaction<BR id=""CRLF"">Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">15 Distributing Rock Properties <BR id=""CRLF"">15.1 Types of Flow Models<BR id=""CRLF"">15.2 Traditional Mapping<BR id=""CRLF"">15.3 Computer Generated Mapping<BR id=""CRLF"">15.4 Geostatistics and Kriging<BR id=""CRLF"">15.5 Geostatistical Case Study<BR id=""CRLF"">Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">16 Fluid Properties <BR id=""CRLF"">16.1 Fluid Types<BR id=""CRLF"">16.2 Fluid Modeling<BR id=""CRLF"">16.3 Fluid Sampling<BR id=""CRLF"">16.4 IFLO Fluid Model<BR id=""CRLF"">Table of Contents xi<BR id=""CRLF"">16.5 Rock-Fluid Interaction<BR id=""CRLF"">Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">17 Model Initialization <BR id=""CRLF"">17.1 Grid Definition<BR id=""CRLF"">17.2 Grid Orientation Effect<BR id=""CRLF"">17.3 IFLO Initialization Model<BR id=""CRLF"">17.4 Case Study: Introduction<BR id=""CRLF"">Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">18 History Matching <BR id=""CRLF"">18.1 Data Preparation<BR id=""CRLF"">18.2 Illustrative History Matching Strategies<BR id=""CRLF"">18.3 Key History Matching Parameters<BR id=""CRLF"">18.4 Evaluating the History Match<BR id=""CRLF"">18.5 Case Study: Data Analysis and Grid Preparation<BR id=""CRLF"">Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">19 Predictions <BR id=""CRLF"">19.1 Prediction Process<BR id=""CRLF"">19.2 Sensitivity Analyses<BR id=""CRLF"">19.3 Prediction Capabilities<BR id=""CRLF"">19.4 Validity of Model Predictions<BR id=""CRLF"">19.5 Case Study: History Match and Prediction<BR id=""CRLF"">xii Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation<BR id=""CRLF"">Exercises<BR id=""CRLF"">Part III: IFLO User’s Manual<BR id=""CRLF"">Introduction to IFLO <BR id=""CRLF"">20.1 Input Data File<BR id=""CRLF"">20.2 IFLO Execution<BR id=""CRLF"">20.3 IFLO Output Files<BR id=""CRLF"">21 Initialization Data <BR id=""CRLF"">21.1 Model Dimensions and Geometry<BR id=""CRLF"">21.2 Porosity and Permeability Distributions<BR id=""CRLF"">21.3 Rock Region Information<BR id=""CRLF"">21.4 Modifications to Pore Volumes and Transmissibilities<BR id=""CRLF"">21.5 Reservoir Geophysical Parameters<BR id=""CRLF"">21.6 Fluid PVT Tables<BR id=""CRLF"">21.7 Miscible Solvent Data<BR id=""CRLF"">21.8 Pressure and Saturation Initialization<BR id=""CRLF"">21.9 Run Control Parameters<BR id=""CRLF"">21.10 Analytic Aquifer Models<BR id=""CRLF"">21.11 Coal Gas Model<BR id=""CRLF"">22 Recurrent Data <BR id=""CRLF"">22.1 Time Step and Output Control<BR id=""CRLF"">22.2 Well Information<BR id=""CRLF"">Table of Contents xiii<BR id=""CRLF"">Appendix A: Unit Conversion Factors <BR id=""CRLF"">Appendix B: Example IFLO Input Data Set References Index


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About the Author

John R. Fanchi,

John R. Fanchi is a Professor in the Department of Engineering and Energy Institute at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds the Ross B. Matthews Chair of Petroleum Engineering and teaches courses in energy and engineering. Before this appointment, he taught petroleum and energy engineering courses at the Colorado School of Mines and worked in the technology centers of four energy companies (Chevron, Marathon, Cities Service and Getty). He is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and authored numerous books, including Integrated Reservoir Asset Management, Energy: Technology and Directions for the Future, Shared Earth Modeling, and Integrated Flow Modeling, all published with Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Engineering and Energy Institute, Texas Christian University, USA


"The talents of this very special author make up this book that is first of its kind in petroleum engineering and is a very useful tool for any engineering discipline interested in fluid flow in porous media." --Saeid Mokhatab, Advisor of Natural Gas Engineering Research Projects, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA

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