Modern reservoir management requires continuous downhole monitoring systems to optimize the economic and operational performance of the assets. Parameters such as pressure, temperature and fluid flow provide valuable insights into the depletion dynamics of a reservoir that, if optimized, can be highly beneficial to the productivity and economics of the well. Unfortunately, oil and gas reservoirs represent some of the harshest, least accessible, environments on earth. This book is designed to familiarize engineers and management with the measurement systems, analysis/interpretation tools, and challenges available for reservoir monitoring activities. 

Brief and readable this basic guide to Reservoir Monitoring will cover most aspects of reservoir monitoring design and application including traditional methods, as well as methods tailored to monitor the geomechanical response of a reservoir. The book begins with a clear and rigorous discussion of the challenges faced in producing and optimizing recovery from each type of reservoirs. This is followed by self-contained chapters concerning methods. These methods are currently available to the operator, the benefits, and challenges for each method, and will provides case studies illustrating the benefits and learning’s achieved through properly designed reservoir monitoring programs.

The author presents the technical background and key monitoring aspects of a number of complimentary technologies, along with the application to monitor a variety of injections including SAGD, CSS, Waterflood, Fireflood, Waste injection, Co2 sequestration and other EOR projects. The book covers all aspects of monitoring design and optimization, installation, acquisition, processing and interpretation.

Key Features

  • Surface deformation monitoring methods
  • Geomechanics of reservoirs under production and injection
  • Seismic methods including time lapse seismic, microseismic and passive
  • Effects, pressure effects, out-of-zone fracturing
  • Differential global positioning systems


Petroleum Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Production Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Completion Engineer, Operations Engineer, Drilling Manager, Operations Manager, Project Production Engineer, Project Reservoir Engineer

Table of Contents

  1. Modern reservoir management applications (this is meant to be a discussion of the challenges faced in producing and optimizing recovery from each of these types of reservoirs)
    1. The role of integrated teams
    2. Issues in waterflooding
      1. Voidage replacement
      2. Field, fault block and pattern monitoring

    3. EOR issues
      1. Thermal recovery
      2. Fluid injection projects

    4. Gas and gas condensate reservoirs
    5. Unconventional gas reservoirs
    6. CO2 sequestration
      1. Depleted reservoirs
      2. Aquifer storage

    7. Naturally fractured reservoirs
    8. Deepwater issues
    9. Subsidence
    10. Complex wells
    11. Smart wells
    12. E-fields
    13. Geothermal reservoirs

  2. Characterization approaches
    1. Building the static model
      1. Integration and processing of seismic data
      2. Petrophysical data for reservoir characterization
        1. Seismic applications
        2. Reservoir properties
        3. Core data integration

      3. Integration of geological information
      4. Geostatistical approaches
        1. Overview
        2. Distribution of static properties
        3. Initialization of fluid saturations

      5. Geocellular modeling

    2. Integration of production data
      1. Pressure transient information
      2. Dynamic data
      3. Material balance


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