Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering

Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering

2nd Edition - October 1, 2016

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  • Author: Wilson C. Chin, PhD
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128105184
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110973

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Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering, Second Edition, brings together the critical aspects of the industry to create more accurate models and better financial forecasts for oil and gas assets. Updated to cover more practical applications related to intelligent infill drilling, optimized well pattern arrangement, water flooding with modern wells, and multiphase flow, this new edition helps reservoir engineers better lay the mathematical foundations for analytical or semi-analytical methods in today’s more difficult reservoir engineering applications. Authored by a worldwide expert on computational flow modeling, this reference integrates current mathematical methods to aid in understanding more complex well systems and ultimately guides the engineer to choose the most profitable well path. The book delivers a valuable tool that will keep reservoir engineers up-to-speed in this fast-paced sector of the oil and gas market.

Key Features

  • Stay competitive with new content on unconventional reservoir simulation
  • Get updated with new material on formation testing and flow simulation for complex well systems and paths
  • Apply methods derived from real-world case studies and calculation examples


Reservoir engineers, Petroleum engineers, Graduate-level petroleum engineering students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Motivating Ideas and Governing Equations
    2. Fracture Flow Analysis
    3. Flows past Shaly Bodies
    4. Streamline Tracing and Complex Variables
    5. Flows in Complicated Geometries
    6. Radial Flow Analysis
    7. Finite Difference Methods for Planar Flows
    8. Curvilinear Coordinates and Numerical Grid Generation
    9. Steady-State Reservoir Applications
    10. Transient Compressible Flows: Numerical Well Test Simulation
    11. Effective Properties in Single and Multiphase Flows
    12. Modeling Stochastic heterogeneities
    13. Real and Artificial Viscosity
    14. Borehole Flow Invasion, Lost Circulation, and Time Lapse Logging
    15. Horizontal, Deviated, and Modern Multilateral Well Analysis
    16. Fluid Mechanics of Invasion
    17. Static and Dynamic Filtration
    18. Formation Tester Applications
    19. Analytical Methods for Time Lapse Well Logging Analysis
    20. Complex Invasion Problems: Numerical Modeling 
    21. Forward and Inverse Multiphase Flow Modeling
    22. Formation Testing
    23. Reservoir Flow Simulation for Modern Well Systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 706
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2016
  • Published: October 1, 2016
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128105184
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110973

About the Author

Wilson C. Chin, PhD

Wilson Chin is currently President and Founder of Stratamagnetic Software, LLC. Started in 1999, his company develops scientific models for oil and gas exploration and production clients such as Baker Hughes, CNPC, Halliburton, Schlumberger, and the US Department of Energy. Previously, he worked for Halliburton, BP, Schlumberger and Boeing. He has published 13 books focused on reservoir engineering, formation evaluation, sensor design, drilling, and computational methods. He was also recently a Consultant for GE Oil and Gas MWD design. Wilson has also taught at the University of Houston as an Adjunct Professor and has earned awards and partnerships through the US Department of Energy as well as over 70 patents. Wilson has authored multiple conference papers and journal articles. He earned a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Math from New York University, a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from California Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Physics, Math, and Aerospace from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

President and Founder, Stratamagnetic Software LLC, Texas, USA

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