Volcanic Gas Reservoir Characterization

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780124171312
eBook ISBN: 9780124171336
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 8th April 2014
Page Count: 604
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Volcanic gas reservoirs are the new natural gas frontier. Once thought too complex, too harsh on the drilling bit, and too difficult to characterize, reservoir engineers and petroleum geologists alike now manage more advanced seismic and logging tools, making these "impossible" field developments possible. Bridging meaningful information about these complicated provinces and linking various unconventional methods and techniques, Volcanic Gas Reservoir Characterization:

  • Describes a set of leading-edge integrated volcanic gas reservoir characterization techniques, helping to ensure the effective development of the field
  • Reveals the grade and relationship of volcanic stratigraphic sequence
  • Presents field identification and prediction methods, and interpretation technology of reservoir parameters, relating these to similar complex fields such as shale

These innovative approaches and creative methods have been successfully applied to actual development of volcanic gas reservoirs. By sharing the methods and techniques used in this region with reservoir engineers and petroleum geologists all over the world, those with better understanding of these unconventional basins will begin to consider volcanic rock like any other reservoir.

Key Features

  • Summarizes the research and explains detailed case studies of volcanic gas reservoir developments, showing the latest achievements and lessons learned
  • Supplies knowledge on volcanic gas reservoir basins to provide meaningful insight into similar complex reservoirs such as shale, coal bed methane, and heavy oil basins
  • Contains extensive methodology, strong practicality and high innovation, making this an ideal book for both the practicing and seasoned reservoir engineer and petroleum geologists working with complex reservoirs


Petroleum geologists, petrologists, petroleum engineers, graduates in petroleum geology and oil/gas reservoir engineering, undergraduate students in petroleum geology and oil/gas reservoir engineering

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface I
  • Preface II
  • Capsule summary
  • Chapter 1: Introduction

    • 1.1 Current status and significance of volcanic gas reservoir development
    • 1.2 Geological features of volcanic gas reservoirs and challenges in reservoir characterization
    • 1.3 Significance of volcanic gas reservoir characterization and its technical concept
  • Chapter 2: Internal Architecture of Volcanic Gas Reservoirs

    • 2.1 Concept and levels of volcanic rock internal architecture
    • 2.2 Challenges and technical concepts for dissecting volcanic rock internal architecture
    • 2.3 Identification and characterization of volcanic rock Formation
    • 2.4 Identification and characterization of a volcanic edifice
    • 2.5 Identification and characterization of a volcanic massif
    • 2.6 Technical applications
  • Chapter 3: Volcanic Rock Sequence Division and Stratigraphic Correlation

    • 3.1 Concept and levels of volcanic rock sequence
    • 3.2 Challenges and technical solutions
    • 3.3 Volcanic rock sequence identification
    • 3.4 Volcanic rock sequence division and stratigraphic correlation
  • Chapter 4: Identification and Prediction of Volcanic Facies

    • 4.1 Classification of volcanic facies
    • 4.2 Research challenges and technical solutions
    • 4.3 Single-well identification and classification
    • 4.4 Profile identification
    • 4.5 Planar prediction
    • 4.6 Spatial prediction
    • 4.7 Characterization of volcanic facies
    • 4.8 Technological applications and effects
  • Chapter 5: Lithological Identification and Prediction of Volcanic Rock

    • 5.1 Challenges and solutions
    • 5.2 Identification of volcanic lithology
    • 5.3 Prediction of volcanic lithological distribution
    • 5.4 Applications
  • Chapter 6: Identification and Prediction of Fracture


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--This book "will play an important role in effective development of volcanic gas reservoirs, and will serve as an important reference for the development of similar complicated gas reservoirs." Prof. Guo Shangping, Academician of CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

--This book is "of great value to the characterization and exploitation of volcanic gas reservoir and will catch the attention of the petroleum geologists and oil/gas reservoir engineers from all over the world." Qiu Yinan, renowned petroleum geologist