Working Guide to Reservoir Engineering

1st Edition

Paperback ISBN: 9781856178242
eBook ISBN: 9781856179003
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 28th September 2009
Page Count: 327
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Working Guide to Reservoir Engineering provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of reservoir engineering. The book begins by discussing basic concepts such as types of reservoir fluids, the properties of fluid containing rocks, and the properties of rocks containing multiple fluids. It then describes formation evaluation methods, including coring and core analysis, drill stem tests, logging, and initial estimation of reserves. The book explains the enhanced oil recovery process, which includes methods such as chemical flooding, gas injection, thermal recovery, technical screening, and laboratory design for enhanced recovery. Also included is a discussion of fluid movement in waterflooded reservoirs.

Key Features

  • Predict local variations within the reservoir
  • Explain past reservoir performance
  • Predict future reservoir performance of field
  • Analyze economic optimization of each property
  • Formulate a plan for the development of the field throughout its life
  • Convert data from one discipline to another
  • Extrapolate data from a few discrete points to the entire reservoir
  • Readership

    Cluster E-brochure, trade shows and conferences, online display ads, 2x-Email blast to in-house subs

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Basic Principles, Definitions, and Data 1.1 Reservoir Fluids 1.1.1 Oil and Gas 1.1.2 Water 1.1.3 Fluid Viscosities 1.1.4 Formation Volume Factors 1.1.5 Fluid Compressibilities 1.1.6 Estimation of Fluid Properties with Programmable Calculators and Personal Computers 1.2 Properties of Fluid-Containing Rocks 1.2.1 Porosity 1.2.2 Pore Volume 1.2.3 Permeability 1.2.4 Absolute Permeability 1.2.5 Darcy Equation 1.2.6 Capacity 1.2.7 Transmissibility 1.2.8 Resistivity and Electrical Conductivity 1.2.9 Formation Resistivity Factor 1.2.10 Rock Compressibility 1.3 Properties of Rocks Containing Multiple Fluids 1.3.1 Total Reservoir Compressibility 1.3.2 Resistivity Index 1.3.3 Surface and Interfacial Tensions 1.3.4 Wettability and Contact Angle 1.3.5 Capillary Pressure 1.3.6 Effective Permeability 1.3.7 Relative Permeability 1.3.8 Effect of Wettability on Fluid-Rock Properties References Chapter 2 Formation Evaluation 2.1 Coring and Core Analysis 2.1.1 Coring 2.1.2 Core Preservation 2.1.3 Core Preparation 2.1.4 Core Analysis 2.2 Drill Stem Tests 2.3 Logging 2.3.1 Introduction 2.3.2 Parameters that Can Be Calculated or Estimated from Logs 2.3.3 Influences on Logs 2.3.4 Openhole Logs and Interpretation 2.3.5 Special Openhole Logs and Services 2.4 Determination of Initial Oil & Gas in Place 2.4.1 Initial Oil in Place 2.4.2 Initial Gas in Place 2.4.3 Free Gas in Place 2.5 Productivity Index References Chapter 3 Mechanisms & Recovery of Hydrocarbons by Natural Means 3.1 Petroleum Reservoir Definitions [9] 3.2 N


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