Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering

1st Edition

Authors: Wilson C. Chin, PhD Wilson C. Chin, PhD
Paperback ISBN: 9780750675680
eBook ISBN: 9780080540122
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 18th June 2002
Page Count: 480
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Description

For the practitioner, this volume is a valuable tool for predicting reservoir flow in the most efficient and profitable manner possible, using quantitative methods rather than anecdotal and outdated methods. For the student, this volume offers insight not covered in other textbooks.

Too many approaches in traditional petroleum engineering are based on "ad hoc" and "common sense" methods that have no rigorous mathematical basis. Most textbooks dealing with reservoir engineering do not go into the necessary mathematical detail and depth. This new book by Wilson Chin, a revision of two earlier books published by Gulf Publishing, Modern Reservoir Flow and Well Transient Analysis and Formation Invasion, integrates rigorous mathematical methods for simulating and predicting reservoir flow both near and away from the well.

Key Features

Predicts reservoir flow to maximize resources, time, and profits

Includes problems and solutions for students

Presents mathematical models in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-simulate format

Readership

Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Petroleum Engineering Students, Petroleum Engineering Professors, Log Analysts

Table of Contents

Motivating Ideas and Governing Equations; Fracture Flow Analysis; Flows Past Shaly Bodies; Streamline Tracing and Complex Variables; Flows in Complicated Geometries; Radial Flow Analysis; Finite Difference Methods for Planar Flows; Curvilinear Coordinates and Numerical Grid Generation; Steady State Reservoir Applications; Transient Compressible Flows; Effective Properties in Single and Multiphase Flows; Modeling Stochastic Heterogeneities; Real and Artificial Viscosity; Borehole Invasion, Lost Circulation, Time Lapse Logging; Horizontal, Deviated, and Modern Multilateral Well Analysis; Fluid Mechanics of Invasion; Static and Dynamic Filtration; Formation Tester Applications; Analytical Methods for Time Lapse Well Logging Analysis; Complex Invasion Problems: Numerical Modeling; Forward and Inverse Multiphase Flow Modeling

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Gulf Professional Publishing 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780080540122
Paperback ISBN:
9780750675680

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

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

Reviews

The material in this book is presented in a clear, easily understandable language. Every topic is supplied with specific examples, that help to demonstrate certain elements of the theory. ...having this book is a must for every reservoir engineer expecially for those who have to make decisions as to what simulating software to choose for a particular reservoir and situation. - Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering