Unconventional Petroleum Geology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128122341, 9780128122358

Unconventional Petroleum Geology

2nd Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780128122358
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128122341
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st April 2017
Page Count: 500
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Unconventional Petroleum Geology, Second Edition presents the latest research results of global conventional and unconventional petroleum exploration and production. The first part covers the basics of unconventional petroleum geology, its introduction, concept of unconventional petroleum geology, unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, and the origin and distribution of unconventional oil and gas.

The second part is focused on unconventional petroleum development technologies, including a series of technologies on resource assessment, lab analysis, geophysical interpretation, and drilling and completion. The third and final section features case studies of unconventional hydrocarbon resources, including tight oil and gas, shale oil and gas, coal bed methane, heavy oil, gas hydrates, and oil and gas in volcanic and metamorphic rocks.

Key Features

  • Provides an up-to-date, systematic, and comprehensive overview of all unconventional hydrocarbons
  • Reorganizes and updates more than half of the first edition content, including four new chapters
  • Includes a glossary on unconventional petroleum types, including tight-sandstone oil and gas, coal-bed gas, shale gas, oil and gas in fissure-cave-type carbonate rocks, in volcanic reservoirs, and in metamorphic rocks, heavy crude oil and natural bitumen, and gas hydrates
  • Presents new theories, new methods, new technologies, and new management methods, helping to meet the demands of technology development and production requirements in unconventional plays


Exploration Geologists, Geochemists, and Geophysicists globally with a focus on hydrocarbon exploration. Students and instructors at the graduate level in the Geosciences

Table of Contents

Part I. Basic Knowledge About Unconventional Petroleum Geology

Chapter 1. Introduction

  • 1. History of Petroleum Geology
  • 2. Global Petroleum Development Trends
  • 3. Strategic Position of Unconventional Petroleum Resources
  • 4. Unconventional Petroleum Geology Establishment

Chapter 2. Meaning of Unconventional Petroleum Geology

  • 1. Concepts of Unconventional Petroleum Geology
  • 2. Theoretical Framework of Unconventional Petroleum Geology
  • 3. Types of Unconventional Petroleum
  • 4. Differences Between Unconventional and Conventional Petroleum
  • 5. Orderly Accumulation of Conventional–Unconventional Petroleum

Chapter 3. Unconventional Petroleum Reservoirs

  • 1. Fine-Grained Sediments
  • 2. Lake-Centered Sediments
  • 3. Types of Reservoirs
  • 4. Microscale to Nanoscale Pore–Throat Systems
  • 5. Mud Shale Pore Evaluation
  • 6. Tight Sandstone Reservoir Evaluation

Chapter 4. Unconventional Petroleum Accumulation and Evaluation

  • 1. High-Quality Source Rock Systems
  • 2. Continuous Petroleum Accumulation
  • 3. Evaluation of the Six Characteristics
  • 4. Method of Evaluating Sweet Spots

Part II. Unconventional Petroleum Techniques

Chapter 5. Resource Assessment Methods for Unconventional Petroleum

  • 1. Summary
  • 2. Analogy Method
  • 3. Statistical Methods
  • 4. Genetic Method

Chapter 6. Experimental Analysis

  • 1. Reservoir Characterization
  • 2. Modeling Techniques
  • 3. Techniques for Detecting Oil and Gas Possibility

Chapter 7. Geophysical Techniques

  • 1. Logging Evaluation Techniques
  • 2. Reservoir Prediction Technology Based on Prestack Seismic Data

Chapter 8. Well Drilling and


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