The book introduces procedures for simulating migration and entrapment of oil in three dimensions in sequences of sandstones and shales.
A principal purpose is to show how simulation experiments can represent oil migration routes and predict places where oil may be trapped in sandstones and intercalated shales.
The book derives the differential equations used to represent three-dimensional motions of porewater and oil in sedimentary sequences, and shows how the equations may be transformed into finite form for numerical solution with computers. There is emphasis on the graphic display of solutions, and results of example theoretical and actual applications are presented.
The book is directed to geologists who have backgrounds in mathematics and computing and who are engaged in oil exploration and production.
For petroleum geologists, petroleum engineers, computer scientists and oil explorationists.
- No. of pages:
- © Pergamon 1997
- 10th November 1997
- eBook ISBN:
- Hardcover ISBN:
@from:(K. Bitzer, Instituto Jaume Almera, Barcelona, Spain) @qu:(...)The chapters on simulation of oil entrapment and its representation in the MIGRAT code are the core of the book.(...)this book is a good start for those who intend to work on that topic(...)It is well written and although it carries a heavy load of equations, the underlying concepts are clearly explained, and at least the first six chapters should not pose problems to readers even without experience in computing. @source:AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 83, No. 7
Research Scientist, Geology/Geochemistry Division, Institut Français du Pétrole, Rueil-Malmaison, France
Professor of Geological Sciences and Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA