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Reservoir Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128200537

Reservoir Development

1st Edition

Author: M. Rafiqul Islam
Paperback ISBN: 9780128200537
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 5th November 2021
Page Count: 700
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Table of Contents

Ch 1: Introduction
1.1 Opening Statement
1.2 World Energy
1.3 Role of Petroleum
1.4 Future Outlook
1.5 Sustainability Status of Current Technologies
1.6 Introduction to Various Chapters

Ch 2: Reservoir Rock and Fluid Characterization
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Unique Features
2.3 Sustainability Criteria
2.4 Fluid Characterization Based on Origin
2.5 Pathway Analysis of Crude Oil and Gas
2.6 Scientific Characterization of Reservoir Rock/Fluid System

Ch 3: Complex Reservoirs
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Reservoir Heterogeneity
3.3 Fracture Mechanics in Geological Scale
3.4 Thermal Stress
3.5 Geochemistry
3.6 Effect of Drawdown

Ch 4: Unconventional Reservoirs
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Current Potentials
4.3 Various Types
4.4 Optimization of Oil and Gas Recovery
4.5 Conventional Techniques
4.6 Sustainable Fracturing Fluids
4.7 Novel Processes and Their Sustainability
4.8 Sustainable Process Development

Ch 5: Basement Reservoirs
5.1 Introduction
5.2 World Reserve
5.3 Characterization of Fluid and Reservoir Rock
5.4 Sources of Fluids
5.5 Development Strategies
5.6 Value Addition of Conventional Waste
5.7 Non-Energy Applications of Basement fluids

Ch 6: Reserve Prediction and Deliverability
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Conventional Material Balance
6.3 Reservoir Deliverability
6.4 Special Considerations for Gas Deliverability
6.5 Non Linear Solutions Material Balance Equations
6.6 Risk Analysis
6.7 Sustainability Considerations

Ch 7: Field Guidelines
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Scaling Guidelines
7.3 Sequence of Sustainability Criteria
7.4 Scientific Risk Analysis
7.5 Global Efficiency

Ch 8: Conclusions
Subject Index


Sustainable Oil and Gas Development Series: Reservoir Development delivers research materials and emerging technologies that conform sustainability in today’s reservoirs. Starting with a status of technologies available, the reference describes sustainability as it applies to fracturing fluids, particularly within unconventional reservoirs. Basement reservoirs are discussed along with non-energy applications of fluids. Sustainability considerations for reserve predication are covered followed by risk analysis and scaling guidelines for further field development. Rounding out with conclusions and remaining challenges, Sustainable Oil and Gas Development Series: Reservoir Development gives today and future petroleum engineers a focused and balanced path to strengthen sustainability practices.

Key Features

  • Gain insight to more environmentally-friendly protocols for both unconventional and basement reservoirs, including non-energy applications of reservoir fluids
  • Determine more accurate reserves and keep budgets in line while focusing on emission reduction
  • Learn from a well-known author with extensive experience in both academia and industry


Petroleum engineers; reservoir engineers; graduate students; researchers developing sustainable practices in petroleum engineering. Chemical engineers; geology engineers, mechanical engineers seeking advanced sustainable energy production


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About the Author

M. Rafiqul Islam

M. Rafiqul Islam is currently the President of Emertec Research and Development Ltd., a company he co-founded in late 1980’s. Previously, he spent over 20 years as Professor, Research Chair and Director for various Universities, including Killam Chair at Dalhousie University. He earned Diplome d’État in petroleum production engineering from Institut Algérien du Pétrole. He then attended graduate programs at the University of Texas Austin and the University of Alberta, from where he received a M.Sc. and a Ph.D., both in petroleum engineering. He has been awarded multiple awards, including the Einstein Gold Medal from the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, which is the highest honor. He has over 700 publications to his name, including dozens of books in several disciplines and multiple TV appearances within Canada and worldwide.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Emertec Research and Development Ltd., Canada; Director, Oil and Gas, TransCanada Training, Canada