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Sustainable Natural Gas Reservoir and Production Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128244951

Sustainable Natural Gas Reservoir and Production Engineering

1st Edition

Editors: David Wood Jianchao Cai
Paperback ISBN: 9780128244951
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 550
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Table of Contents

  1. Gas properties, fundamental equations of state and phase relationships
    Jingfa Li and Bo Yu
    2. Natural gas demand prediction: methods, time horizons, geographical scopes, sustainability issues, and scenarios
    Reza Hafezi1, Mohammad Alipour, David A. Wood, Naser Bagheri
    3. Machine Learning to Improve Natural Gas Reservoir Simulations
    Abouzar Choubineh, Jie Chen, Frans Coenen, Fei Ma, David A. Wood
    4. In situ stress and mechanical properties of unconventional gas reservoirs
    Yong Li1, Jianghao Yang, Jianqi Chen, Xiaotian Ma, Jianchao Cai
    5. Hydraulic fracturing of unconventional reservoirs aided by simulation technologies
    Authors: Lei Zhou, Honglian Li, Xiangyan Ren, Junchao Chen, Jianchao Cai
    6. Experimental methods in fracturing mechanics focused on minimizing their environmental footprint
    Mao Sheng, Haizhu Wang, Ruiyue Yang, Bing Yang
    7. Production decline curve analysis and reserves forecasting for conventional and unconventional gas reservoirs
    Palash Panja and David A. Wood
    8. Well Test Analysis for Characterizing Unconventional Gas Reservoirs
    Nick Bahrami
    9. Carbon-Nanotube-Polymer Nanocomposites Enable Wellbore Cements to Better Inhibit Gas Migration and Enhance Sustainability of Natural Gas Reservoirs
    Nima Mohamadian, Hamzeh Ghorbani, Hamid Bazrkar, David A. Wood
    10. Sustainability in Natural Gas Reservoir Drilling: A Review on Environmentally and Economically Friendly Fluids and Optimal Waste Management
    Majid Tabatabaei, Foojan Kazemzadeh, Haghighi, Mohamad Sabah, David A. Wood
    11. Enhanced gas recovery technologies aimed at exploiting captured carbon dioxide
    Junping Zhou, Shifeng Tian, Kang Yang, Zhiqiang Dong, Jianchao Cai
    12. Sustainability Challenges for the Upstream Sectors of the Natural Gas Industry
    David A. Wood


Sustainable Natural Gas Reservoir and Production Engineering, the latest release in The Fundamentals and Sustainable Advances in Natural Gas Science and Engineering series, delivers many of the scientific fundamentals needed in the natural gas industry, including improving gas recovery, simulation processes for fracturing methods, and methods for optimizing production strategies. Advanced research covered includes machine learning applications, gas fracturing mechanics aimed at reducing environmental impact, and enhanced oil recovery technologies aimed at capturing carbon dioxide. Supported by corporate and academic contributors along with two well-distinguished editors, this book provides today’s natural gas engineers the fundamentals and advances in a convenient resource

Key Features

  • Helps readers advance from basic equations used in conventional gas reservoirs
  • Presents structured case studies to illustrate how new principles can be applied in practical situations
  • Covers advanced topics, including machine learning applications to optimize predictions, controls and improve knowledge-based applications
  • Helps accelerate emission reductions by teaching gas fracturing mechanics with an aim of reducing environmental impacts and developing enhanced oil recovery technologies that capture carbon dioxide


Natural gas engineers; reservoir engineers; production engineers. Carbon management researchers


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About the Editors

David Wood

Dr. David Wood has more than forty years of international oil and gas experience spanning technical and commercial exploration and production operations, midstream and downstream projects, contract evaluation and senior corporate management. For the past two decades, David has worked as an independent international consultant, researcher, training provider and expert witness. He has published an extensive body of work including some 350 publications and four books. He frequently acts as an advisor and/or trainer to governments and companies on many technical and commercial aspects of the oil and gas industry through his consultancy, DWA Energy Limited. He has extensive editorial experience as a founding editor of Elsevier’s Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering in 2008/9 then serving as Editor-in-Chief for that journal from 2013 to 2016. David obtained his PhD from Imperial College, London (U.K.) and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Institute de Physique du Globe (Paris, France) and Birmingham University (U.K.).

Affiliations and Expertise

Owner/Consultant, DWA Energy Limited, UK

Jianchao Cai

Jianchao Cai received his B.Sc in Physics from Henan Normal University and MSc and Ph.D in Condensed Matter Physics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He is currently a professor at the Institute of Geophysics and Geomatics at the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). Meanwhile, he serves as Associate Editor or Editorial member for several journals including Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, Fractals. He has published more than 130 journal articles, two books, and numerous book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute of Geophysics and Geomatics, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China