Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

Author: L.P. Dake

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080568980

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 462

View: 5815

"This book is fast becoming the standard text in its field", wrote a reviewer in the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology soon after the first appearance of Dake's book. This prediction quickly came true: it has become the standard text and has been reprinted many times. The author's aim - to provide students and teachers with a coherent account of the basic physics of reservoir engineering - has been most successfully achieved. No prior knowledge of reservoir engineering is necessary. The material is dealt with in a concise, unified and applied manner, and only the simplest and most straightforward mathematical techniques are used. This low-priced paperback edition will continue to be an invaluable teaching aid for years to come.

The Practice of Reservoir Engineering

Author: L.P. Dake

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483293831

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 556

View: 6686

The Practice of Reservoir Engineering has been written for those in the oil industry requiring a working knowledge of how the complex subject of hydrocarbon reservoir engineering can be applied in the field in a practical manner. The book is a simple statement of how to do the job and is particularly suitable for reservoir/production engineers and is illustrated with 27 examples and exercises based mainly on actual field developments. It will also be useful for those associated with the subject of hydrocarbon recovery. Geoscientists, petrophysicists and those involved in the management of oil and gas fields will also find it particularly relevant. The new Practice of Reservoir Engineering Revised Edition will be available soon.

Fundamentals of Fractured Reservoir Engineering

Author: T.D. van Golf-Racht

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080868660

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 732

View: 577

In the modem language of reservoir engineering by reservoir description is understood the totality of basic local information concerning the reservoir rock and fluids which by various procedures are extrapolated over the entire reservoir. Fracture detection, evaluation and processing is another essential step in the process of fractured reservoir description. In chapter 2, all parameters related to fracture density and fracture intensity, together with various procedures of data processing are discussed in detail. After a number of field examples, developed in Chap. 3, the main objective remains the quantitative evaluation of physical properties. This is done in Chap. 4, where the evaluation of fractures porosity and permeability, their correlation and the equivalent ideal geometrical models versus those parameters are discussed in great detail. Special rock properties such as capillary pressure and relative permeability are reexamined in the light of a double-porosity reservoir rock. In order to complete the results obtained by direct measurements on rock samples, Chap. 5 examines fracturing through indirect measurements from various logging results. The entire material contained in these five chapters defines the basic physical parameters and indicates procedures for their evaluation which may be used further in the description of fractured reservoirs.

Reservoir Engineering Handbook

Author: Tarek Ahmed, PhD, PE

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780080966670

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1472

View: 6527

Reorganized for easy use, Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition provides an up-to-date reference to the tools, techniques, and science for predicting oil reservoir performance even in the most difficult fields. Topics covered in the handbook include: Processes to enhance production Well modification to maximize oil and gas recovery Completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, and well surveys Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition provides solid information and insight for engineers and students alike on maximizing production from a field in order to obtain the best possible economic return. With this handbook, professionals will find a valuable reference for understanding the key relationships among the different operating variables. Examples contained in this reference demonstrate the performance of processes under forceful conditions through a wide variety of applications. • Fundamental for the advancement of reservoir engineering concepts • Step-by-step field performance calculations • Easy to understand analysis of oil recovery mechanisms • Step-by-step analysis of oil recovery mechanisms • New chapter on fractured reservoirs

Well Completion Design

Author: Jonathan Bellarby

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080932521

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 726

View: 1434

Completions are the conduit between hydrocarbon reservoirs and surface facilities. They are a fundamental part of any hydrocarbon field development project. The have to be designed for safely maximising the hydrocarbon recovery from the well and may have to last for many years under ever changing conditions. Issues include: connection with the reservoir rock, avoiding sand production, selecting the correct interval, pumps and other forms of artificial lift, safety and integrity, equipment selection and installation and future well interventions. * Course book based on course well completion design by TRACS International * Unique in its field: Coverage of offshore, subsea, and landbased completions in all of the major hydrocarbon basins of the world. * Full colour

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Author: Marcel Latil

Publisher: Editions TECHNIP

ISBN: 9782710810506


Page: 52

View: 4368

Contents : 1. Factors common to all enhanced recovery methods. 2. Water injection. 3. Gas injection in an oil reservoir (immiscible displacement). 4. Miscible drive. 5. Gas recycling in gas-condensate reservoirs. 6. Thermal recovery methods. 7. Other methods of enhanced recovery. References. Index.

Fundamentals of Gas Reservoir Engineering

Author: J. Hagoort

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080868819

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

View: 9876

Gas reservoir engineering is the branch of reservoir engineering that deals exclusively with reservoirs of non-associated gas. The prime purpose of reservoir engineering is the formulation of development and production plans that will result in maximum recovery for a given set of economic, environmental and technical constraints. This is not a one-time activity but needs continual updating throughout the production life of a reservoir. The objective of this book is to bring together the fundamentals of gas reservoir engineering in a coherent and systematic manner. It is intended both for students who are new to the subject and practitioners, who may use this book as a reference and refresher. Each chapter can be read independently of the others and includes several, completely worked exercises. These exercises are an integral part of the book; they not only illustrate the theory but also show how to apply the theory to practical problems. Chapters 2, 3 and 4 are concerned with the basic physical properties of reservoirs and natural gas fluids, insofar as of relevance to gas reservoir engineering. Chapter 5 deals with the volumetric estimation of hydrocarbon fluids in-place and the recoverable hydrocarbon reserves of gas reservoirs. Chapter 6 presents the material balance method, a classic method for the analysis of reservoir performance based on the Law of Conservation of Mass. Chapters 7-10 discuss various aspects of the flow of natural gas in the reservoir and the wellbore: single phase flow in porous and permeable media; gaswell testing methods based on single-phase flow principles; the mechanics of gas flow in the wellbore; the problem of water coning, the production of water along with the gas in gas reservoirs with underlaying bottom water. Chapter 11 discusses natural depletion, the common development option for dry and wet gas reservoirs. The development of gas-condensate reservoirs by gas injection is treated in Chapter 12. Appendix A lists the commonly used units in gas reservoir engineering, along with their conversion factors. Appendix B includes some special physical and mathematical constants that are of particular interest in gas reservoir engineering. Finally, Appendix C contains the physical properties of some common natural-gas components.

Geophysics for Petroleum Engineers

Author: Fred Aminzadeh,Shivaji N. Dasgupta

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0080929613

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 9247

Geophysics for Petroleum Engineers focuses on the applications of geophysics in addressing petroleum engineering problems. It explores the complementary features of geophysical techniques in better understanding, characterizing, producing and monitoring reservoirs. This book introduces engineers to geophysical methods so that they can communicate with geophysicist colleagues and appreciate the benefits of their work. These chapters describe fundamentals of geophysical techniques, their physical bases, their applications and limitations, as well as possible pitfalls in their misuse. Case study examples illustrate the integration of geophysical data with various other data types for predicting and describing reservoir rocks and fluid properties. The examples come from all over the world, with several case histories from the fields in the Middle East. Introduces geophysical methods to engineers Helps understanding, characterizing, producing and monitoring of geophysical techniques Updates the changing needs of reservoir engineering

Fundamentals of Applied Reservoir Engineering

Appraisal, Economics and Optimization

Author: Richard Wheaton

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0081019009

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

View: 4803

Fundamentals of Applied Reservoir Engineering introduces early career reservoir engineers and those in other oil and gas disciplines to the fundamentals of reservoir engineering. Given that modern reservoir engineering is largely centered on numerical computer simulation and that reservoir engineers in the industry will likely spend much of their professional career building and running such simulators, the book aims to encourage the use of simulated models in an appropriate way and exercising good engineering judgment to start the process for any field by using all available methods, both modern simulators and simple numerical models, to gain an understanding of the basic 'dynamics' of the reservoir –namely what are the major factors that will determine its performance. With the valuable addition of questions and exercises, including online spreadsheets to utilize day-to-day application and bring together the basics of reservoir engineering, coupled with petroleum economics and appraisal and development optimization, Fundamentals of Applied Reservoir Engineering will be an invaluable reference to the industry professional who wishes to understand how reservoirs fundamentally work and to how a reservoir engineer starts the performance process. Covers reservoir appraisal, economics, development planning, and optimization to assist reservoir engineers in their decision-making. Provides appendices on enhanced oil recovery, gas well testing, basic fluid thermodynamics, and mathematical operators to enhance comprehension of the book’s main topics. Offers online spreadsheets covering well test analysis, material balance, field aggregation and economic indicators to help today’s engineer apply reservoir concepts to practical field data applications. Includes coverage on unconventional resources and heavy oil making it relevant for today’s worldwide reservoir activity.

Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

Author: Ronald E. Terry,J. Brandon Rogers,Benjamin Cole Craft

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133155587


Page: 493

View: 1404

The Definitive Guide to Petroleum Reservoir Engineering-Now Fully Updated to Reflect New Technologies and Easier Calculation Methods Craft and Hawkins' classic introduction to petroleum reservoir engineering is now fully updated for new technologies and methods, preparing students and practitioners to succeed in the modern industry. In Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Third Edition, renowned expert Ronald E. Terry and project engineer J. Brandon Rogers review the history of reservoir engineering, define key terms, carefully introduce the material balance approach, and show how to apply it with many types of reservoirs. Next, they introduce key principles of fluid flow, water influx, and advanced recovery (including hydrofracturing). Throughout, they present field examples demonstrating the use of material balance and history matching to predict reservoir performance. For the first time, this edition relies on Microsoft Excel with VBA to make calculations easier and more intuitive. This edition features Extensive updates to reflect modern practices and technologies, including gas condensate reservoirs, water flooding, and enhanced oil recovery Clearer, more complete introductions to vocabulary and concepts- including a more extensive glossary Several complete application examples, including single-phase gas, gas-condensate, undersaturated oil, and saturated oil reservoirs Calculation examples using Microsoft Excel with VBA throughout Many new example and practice problems using actual well data A revamped history-matching case study project that integrates key topics and asks readers to predict future well production

Core Analysis: A Best Practice Guide

Author: Colin McPhee,Jules Reed,Izaskun Zubizarreta

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444636579

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 852

View: 1269

Core Analysis: A Best Practice Guide is a practical guide to the design of core analysis programs. Written to address the need for an updated set of recommended practices covering special core analysis and geomechanics tests, the book also provides unique insights into data quality control diagnosis and data utilization in reservoir models. The book's best practices and procedures benefit petrophysicists, geoscientists, reservoir engineers, and production engineers, who will find useful information on core data in reservoir static and dynamic models. It provides a solid understanding of the core analysis procedures and methods used by commercial laboratories, the details of lab data reporting required to create quality control tests, and the diagnostic plots and protocols that can be used to identify suspect or erroneous data. Provides a practical overview of core analysis, from coring at the well site to laboratory data acquisition and interpretation Defines current best practice in core analysis preparation and test procedures, and the diagnostic tools used to quality control core data Provides essential information on design of core analysis programs and to judge the quality and reliability of core analysis data ultimately used in reservoir evaluation Of specific interest to those working in core analysis, porosity, relative permeability, and geomechanics

PVT and Phase Behaviour Of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids

Author: Ali Danesh

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080540054

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 9268

This book on PVT and Phase Behaviour Of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids is volume 47 in the Developments in Petroleum Science series. The chapters in the book are: Phase Behaviour Fundamentals, PVT Tests and Correlations, Phase Equilibria, Equations of State, Phase Behaviour Calculations, Fluid Characterisation, Gas Injection, Interfacial Tension, and Application in Reservoir Simulation.

Geothermal Reservoir Engineering

Author: Malcomm Grant

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323152910

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 9614

Geothermal Reservoir Engineering offers a comprehensive account of geothermal reservoir engineering and a guide to the state-of-the-art technology, with emphasis on practicality. Topics covered include well completion and warm-up, flow testing, and field monitoring and management. A case study of a geothermal well in New Zealand is also presented. Comprised of 10 chapters, this book opens with an overview of geothermal reservoirs and the development of geothermal reservoir engineering as a discipline. The following chapters focus on conceptual models of geothermal fields; simple models that illustrate some of the processes taking place in geothermal reservoirs under exploitation; measurements in a well from spudding-in up to first discharge; and flow measurement. The next chapter provides a case history of one well in the Broadlands Geothermal Field in New Zealand, with particular reference to its drilling, measurement, discharge, and data analysis/interpretation. The changes that have occurred in exploited geothermal fields are also reviewed. The final chapter considers three major problems of geothermal reservoir engineering: rapid entry of external cooler water, or return of reinjected water, in fractured reservoirs; the effects of exploitation on natural discharges; and subsidence. This monograph serves as both a text for students and a manual for working professionals in the field of geothermal reservoir engineering. It will also be of interest to engineers and scientists of other disciplines.

Reservoir Simulation

Mathematical Techniques in Oil Recovery

Author: Zhangxin Chen

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898717078

Category: Oil reservoir engineering

Page: 219

View: 8345

Carbonate Reservoir Characterization: A Geologic-Engineering Analysis

Author: S.J. Mazzullo,H.H. Rieke,G.V. Chilingarian

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080528564

Category: Science

Page: 993

View: 6972

This second volume on carbonate reservoirs completes the two-volume treatise on this important topic for petroleum engineers and geologists. Together, the volumes form a complete, modern reference to the properties and production behaviour of carbonate petroleum reservoirs. The book contains valuable glossaries to geologic and petroleum engineering terms providing exact definitions for writers and speakers. Lecturers will find a useful appendix devoted to questions and problems that can be used for teaching assignments as well as a guide for lecture development. In addition, there is a chapter devoted to core analysis of carbonate rocks which is ideal for laboratory instruction. Managers and production engineers will find a review of the latest laboratory technology for carbonate formation evaluation in the chapter on core analysis. The modern classification of carbonate rocks is presented with petroleum production performance and overall characterization using seismic and well test analyses. Separate chapters are devoted to the important naturally fractured and chalk reservoirs. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on formation evaluation and performance. This two-volume work brings together the wide variety of approaches to the study of carbonate reservoirs and will therefore be of value to managers, engineers, geologists and lecturers.

The Properties of Petroleum Fluids

Author: William D. McCain

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 0878143351

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 548

View: 4592

A conveniently arranged petroleum fluids reference book covering components, properties, and equations for the various fluids and gases. Contents: Introduction and scope Water-in-crude-oil emulsions Characterization, phase behavior, and field processing of crude oil Separation of gas, oil and water Dehydration and desalting of crude oil Crude sweetening and stabilization Pumps Measurement of crude oil Fire heaters Pipeline transportation Energy conservation Instrumentation and process control Pressure relief and flaring Case histories Appendices.

Reservoir Engineering

The Fundamentals, Simulation, and Management of Conventional and Unconventional Recoveries

Author: Abdus Satter,Ghulam M. Iqbal

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0128005238

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 486

View: 1319

Reservoir Engineering focuses on the fundamental concepts related to the development of conventional and unconventional reservoirs and how these concepts are applied in the oil and gas industry to meet both economic and technical challenges. Written in easy to understand language, the book provides valuable information regarding present-day tools, techniques, and technologies and explains best practices on reservoir management and recovery approaches. Various reservoir workflow diagrams presented in the book provide a clear direction to meet the challenges of the profession. As most reservoir engineering decisions are based on reservoir simulation, a chapter is devoted to introduce the topic in lucid fashion. The addition of practical field case studies make Reservoir Engineering a valuable resource for reservoir engineers and other professionals in helping them implement a comprehensive plan to produce oil and gas based on reservoir modeling and economic analysis, execute a development plan, conduct reservoir surveillance on a continuous basis, evaluate reservoir performance, and apply corrective actions as necessary. Connects key reservoir fundamentals to modern engineering applications Bridges the conventional methods to the unconventional, showing the differences between the two processes Offers field case studies and workflow diagrams to help the reservoir professional and student develop and sharpen management skills for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs