Working Guide to Reservoir Rock Properties and Fluid Flow

1st Edition

Paperback ISBN: 9781856178259
eBook ISBN: 9781856179010
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 16th September 2009
Page Count: 300
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Working Guide to Reservoir Rock Properties and Fluid Flow provides an introduction to the properties of rocks and fluids that are essential in petroleum engineering. The book is organized into three parts. Part 1 discusses the classification of reservoirs and reservoir fluids. Part 2 explains different rock properties, including porosity, saturation, wettability, surface and interfacial tension, permeability, and compressibility. Part 3 presents the mathematical relationships that describe the flow behavior of the reservoir fluids. The primary reservoir characteristics that must be considered include: types of fluids in the reservoir, flow regimes, reservoir geometry, and the number of flowing fluids in the reservoir. Each part concludes with sample problems to test readers knowledge of the topic covered.

Key Features

Critical properties of reservoir rocks Fluid (oil, water, and gas)

PVT relationships

Methods to calculate hydrocarbons initially in place

Dynamic techniques to assess reservoir performance

Parameters that impact well/reservoir performance over time


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Table of Contents

1 Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Behavior Section 1.1 Classification of Reservoirs and Reservoir Fluids Pressure-Temperature Diagram Oil Reservoirs Gas Reservoirs Undefined Petroleum Fractions Section 1.2 Problems Section 1.3 References 2 Fundamentals of Rock Properties Section 2.1 Porosity Absolute Porosity Effective Porosity Section 2.2 Saturation Average Saturation Section 2.3 Wettability Section 2.4 Surface and Interfacial Tension Section 2.5 Capillary Pressure Capillary Pressure of Reservoir Rocks Capillary Hysteresis Initial Saturation Distribution in a Reservoir Leverett J-Function Converting Laboratory Capillary Pressure Data Section 2.6 Permeability The Klinkenberg Effect Averaging Absolute Permeabilities Absolute Permeability Correlations Section 2.7 Rock Compressibility Section 2.8 Net Pay Thickness Section 2.9 Reservoir Heterogeneity Vertical Heterogeneity Section 2.10 Areal Heterogeneity Section 2.11 Problems Section 2.12 References 3 Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Flow Section 3.1 Types of Fluids Incompressible Fluids Slightly Compressible Fluids Compressible Fluids Section 3.2 Flow Regimes Steady-State Flow Unsteady-State Flow Pseudosteady-State Flow Section 3.3 Reservoir Geometry Radial Flow Linear Flow Spherical and Hemispherical Flow Section 3.4 Number of Flowing Fluids in the Reservoir Section 3.5 Fluid Flow Equations Darcy’s Law Section 3.6 Steady-State Flow Linear Flow of Incompressible Fluids Linear Flow of Slightly Compressible Fluids Linear Flow of Compressible Fluids (Gases) Radial Flow of


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