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Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, 3rd Edition

Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, 3rd Edition

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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 528
  • Edition: 3rd
  • eBook (Adobe DRM)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-315562-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-315562-4

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

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Preface         xiii

Preface to the Second Edition          xv

About the Authors         xvii

Nomenclature          xix

Chapter 1: Introduction to Petroleum Reservoirs and Reservoir Engineering         1

1.1 Introduction to Petroleum Reservoirs   1

1.2 History of Reservoir Engineering   4

1.3 Introduction to Terminology   7

1.4 Reservoir Types Defined with Reference to Phase Diagrams   9

1.5 Production from Petroleum Reservoirs   13

1.6 Peak Oil   14

Problems   18

References   19

Chapter 2: Review of Rock and Fluid Properties           21

2.1 Introduction   21

2.2 Review of Rock Properties   21

2.3 Review of Gas Properties   24

2.4 Review of Crude Oil Properties   44

2.5 Review of Reservoir Water Properties   61

2.6 Summary   64

Problems   64

References   69

Chapter 3: The General Material Balance Equation         73

3.1 Introduction   73

3.2 Derivation of the Material Balance Equation   73

3.3 Uses and Limitations of the Material Balance Method   81

3.4 The Havlena and Odeh Method of Applying the Material Balance Equation   83

References   85

Chapter 4: Single-Phase Gas Reservoirs          87

4.1 Introduction   87

4.2 Calculating Hydrocarbon in Place Using Geological, Geophysical, and Fluid Property Data   88

4.3 Calculating Gas in Place Using Material Balance   98

4.4 The Gas Equivalent of Produced Condensate and Water   105

4.5 Gas Reservoirs as Storage Reservoirs   107

4.6 Abnormally Pressured Gas Reservoirs   110

4.7 Limitations of Equations and Errors   112

Problems   113

References   118

Chapter 5: Gas-Condensate Reservoirs         121

5.1 Introduction   121

5.2 Calculating Initial Gas and Oil   124

5.3 The Performance of Volumetric Reservoirs   131

5.4 Use of Material Balance   140

5.5 Comparison between the Predicted and Actual Production Histories of Volumetric Reservoirs   143

5.6 Lean Gas Cycling and Water Drive   147

5.7 Use of Nitrogen for Pressure Maintenance   152

Problems   153

References   157

Chapter 6: Undersaturated Oil Reservoirs         159

6.1 Introduction   159

6.2 Calculating Oil in Place and Oil Recoveries Using Geological, Geophysical, and Fluid Property Data   162

6.3 Material Balance in Undersaturated Reservoirs   167

6.4 Kelly-Snyder Field, Canyon Reef Reservoir   171

6.5 The Gloyd-Mitchell Zone of the Rodessa Field   177

6.6 Calculations, Including Formation and Water Compressibilities   184

Problems   191

References   197

Chapter 7: Saturated Oil Reservoirs         199

7.1 Introduction   199

7.2 Material Balance in Saturated Reservoirs   200

7.3 Material Balance as a Straight Line   206

7.4 The Effect of Flash and Differential Gas Liberation Techniques and Surface Separator Operating Conditions on Fluid Properties   209

7.5 The Calculation of Formation Volume Factor and Solution Gas-Oil Ratio from Differential Vaporization and Separator Tests   215

7.6 Volatile Oil Reservoirs   217

7.7 Maximum Efficient Rate (MER)   218

Problems   220

References   224

Chapter 8: Single-Phase Fluid Flow in Reservoirs         227

8.1 Introduction   227

8.2 Darcy’s Law and Permeability   227

8.3 The Classification of Reservoir Flow Systems   232

8.4 Steady-State Flow   236

8.5 Development of the Radial Diffusivity Equation   251

8.6 Transient Flow   253

8.7 Pseudosteady-State Flow   261

8.8 Productivity Index (PI)   264

8.9 Superposition   267

8.10 Introduction to Pressure Transient Testing   272

Problems   282

References   292

Chapter 9: Water Influx         295

9.1 Introduction   295

9.2 Steady-State Models   297

9.3 Unsteady-State Models   302

9.4 Pseudosteady-State Models   346

Problems   350

References   356

Chapter 10: The Displacement of Oil and Gas          357

10.1 Introduction   357

10.2 Recovery Efficiency   357

10.3 Immiscible Displacement Processes   369

10.4 Summary   399

Problems   399

References   402

Chapter 11: Enhanced Oil Recovery         405

11.1 Introduction   405

11.2 Secondary Oil Recovery   406

11.3 Tertiary Oil Recovery   412

11.4 Summary   433

Problems   434

References   434

Chapter 12: History Matching         437

12.1 Introduction   437

12.2 History Matching with Decline-Curve Analysis   438

12.3 History Matching with the Zero-Dimensional Schilthuis Material Balance Equation   441

Problems   466

References   471

Glossary         473

Index         481

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