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Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Third Edition

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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

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Table of Contents
    4. Preface
    5. Preface to the Second Edition
    6. About the Authors
    7. Chapter 1. Introduction to Petroleum Reservoirs and Reservoir Engineering
      1. 1.1. Introduction to Petroleum Reservoirs
      2. 1.2. History of Reservoir Engineering
      3. 1.3. Introduction to Terminology
      4. 1.4. Reservoir Types Defined with Reference to Phase Diagrams
      5. 1.5. Production from Petroleum Reservoirs
      6. 1.6. Peak Oil
      7. Problems
      8. References
    8. Chapter 2. Review of Rock and Fluid Properties
      1. 2.1. Introduction
      2. 2.2. Review of Rock Properties
      3. 2.3. Review of Gas Properties
      4. 2.4. Review of Crude Oil Properties
      5. 2.5. Review of Reservoir Water Properties
      6. 2.6. Summary
      7. Problems
      8. References
    9. Chapter 3. The General Material Balance Equation
      1. 3.1. Introduction
      2. 3.2. Derivation of the Material Balance Equation
      3. 3.3. Uses and Limitations of the Material Balance Method
      4. 3.4. The Havlena and Odeh Method of Applying the Material Balance Equation
      5. References
    10. Chapter 4. Single-Phase Gas Reservoirs
      1. 4.1. Introduction
      2. 4.2. Calculating Hydrocarbon in Place Using Geological, Geophysical, and Fluid Property Data
      3. 4.3. Calculating Gas in Place Using Material Balance
      4. 4.4. The Gas Equivalent of Produced Condensate and Water
      5. 4.5. Gas Reservoirs as Storage Reservoirs
      6. 4.6. Abnormally Pressured Gas Reservoirs
      7. 4.7. Limitations of Equations and Errors
      8. Problems
      9. References
    11. Chapter 5. Gas-Condensate Reservoirs
      1. 5.1. Introduction
      2. 5.2. Calculating Initial Gas and Oil
      3. 5.3. The Performance of Volumetric Reservoirs
      4. 5.4. Use of Material Balance
      5. 5.5. Comparison between the Predicted and Actual Production Histories of Volumetric Reservoirs
      6. 5.6. Lean Gas Cycling and Water Drive
      7. 5.7. Use of Nitrogen for Pressure Maintenance
      8. Problems
      9. References
    12. Chapter 6. Undersaturated Oil Reservoirs
      1. 6.1. Introduction
      2. 6.2. Calculating Oil in Place and Oil Recoveries Using Geological, Geophysical, and Fluid Property Data
      3. 6.3. Material Balance in Undersaturated Reservoirs
      4. 6.4. Kelly-Snyder Field, Canyon Reef Reservoir
      5. 6.5. The Gloyd-Mitchell Zone of the Rodessa Field
      6. 6.6. Calculations, Including Formation and Water Compressibilities
      7. Problems
      8. References
    13. Chapter 7. Saturated Oil Reservoirs
      1. 7.1. Introduction
      2. 7.2. Material Balance in Saturated Reservoirs
      3. 7.3. Material Balance as a Straight Line
      4. 7.4. The Effect of Flash and Differential Gas Liberation Techniques and Surface Separator Operating Conditions on Fluid Properties
      5. 7.5. The Calculation of Formation Volume Factor and Solution Gas-Oil Ratio from Differential Vaporization and Separator Tests
      6. 7.6. Volatile Oil Reservoirs
      7. 7.7. Maximum Efficient Rate (MER)
      8. Problems
      9. References
    14. Chapter 8. Single-Phase Fluid Flow in Reservoirs
      1. 8.1. Introduction
      2. 8.2. Darcy’s Law and Permeability
      3. 8.3. The Classification of Reservoir Flow Systems
      4. 8.4. Steady-State Flow
      5. 8.5. Development of the Radial Diffusivity Equation
      6. 8.6. Transient Flow
      7. 8.7. Pseudosteady-State Flow
      8. 8.8. Productivity Index (PI)
      9. 8.9. Superposition
      10. 8.10. Introduction to Pressure Transient Testing
      11. Problems
      12. References
    15. Chapter 9. Water Influx
      1. 9.1. Introduction
      2. 9.2. Steady-State Models
      3. 9.3. Unsteady-State Models
      4. 9.4. Pseudosteady-State Models
      5. Problems
      6. References
    16. Chapter 10. The Displacement of Oil and Gas
      1. 10.1. Introduction
      2. 10.2. Recovery Efficiency
      3. 10.3. Immiscible Displacement Processes
      4. 10.4. Summary
      5. Problems
      6. References
    17. Chapter 11. Enhanced Oil Recovery
      1. 11.1. Introduction
      2. 11.2. Secondary Oil Recovery
      3. 11.3. Tertiary Oil Recovery
      4. 11.4. Summary
      5. Problems
      6. References
    18. Chapter 12. History Matching
      1. 12.1. Introduction
      2. 12.2. History Matching with Decline-Curve Analysis
      3. 12.3. History Matching with the Zero-Dimensional Schilthuis Material Balance Equation
      4. Problems
      5. References
    19. Glossary