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Stratigraphic reservoir characterization for petroleum geologists, geophysicists, and engineers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444528186, 9780080466811

Stratigraphic reservoir characterization for petroleum geologists, geophysicists, and engineers, Volume 61

1st Edition

Author: Roger Slatt
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444528186
Paperback ISBN: 9781493302383
eBook ISBN: 9780080466811
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 3rd November 2006
Page Count: 492
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Table of Contents


  1. Basic principles and applications of reservoir characterization
  2. Tools and techiques for characterizing oil and gas reservoirs
  3. Basic sedimentary rock properties
  4. Geologic time and stratigraphy
  5. Geologic controls on reservoir quality
  6. Fluvial deposits and reservoirs
  7. Eolian (Windblown) deposits and reservoirs
  8. Nondeltaic, shallow marine deposits and reservoirs
  9. Deltaic deposits and reservoirs
  10. Deepwater deposits and reservoirs
  11. Sequence stratigraphy for reservoir characterization
  12. An example of integrated characterization for Reservoir Development and exploration: Northeast Betara field, Jabung subbasin, South Sumatra, Indonesia References Index


Reservoir characterization as a discipline grew out of the recognition that more oil and gas could be extracted from reservoirs if the geology of the reservoir was understood. Prior to that awakening, reservoir development and production were the realm of the petroleum engineer. In fact, geologists of that time would have felt slighted if asked by corporate management to move from an exciting exploration assignment to a more mundane assignment working with an engineer to improve a reservoir’s performance. Slowly, reservoir characterization came into its own as a quantitative, multidisciplinary endeavor requiring a vast array of skills and knowledge sets. Perhaps the biggest attractor to becoming a reservoir geologist was the advent of fast computing, followed by visualization programs and theaters, all of which allow young geoscientists to practice their computing skills in a highly technical work environment. Also, the discipline grew in parallel with the evolution of data integration and the advent of asset teams in the petroleum industry. Finally, reservoir characterization flourished with the quantum improvements that have occurred in geophysical acquisition and processing techniques and that allow geophysicists to image internal reservoir complexities.


petroleum geologists, geophysicists and engineers, explorationists


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Roger Slatt

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University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA