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Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Practice

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The Complete, Up-to-Date, Practical Guide to Modern Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

This is a complete, up-to-date guide to the practice of petroleum reservoir engineering, written by one of the world’s most experienced professionals. Dr. Nnaemeka Ezekwe covers topics ranging from basic to advanced, focuses on currently acceptable practices and modern techniques, and illuminates key concepts with realistic case histories drawn from decades of working on petroleum reservoirs worldwide.

Dr. Ezekwe begins by discussing the sources and applications of basic rock and fluid properties data. Next, he shows how to predict PVT properties of reservoir fluids from correlations and equations of state, and presents core concepts and techniques of reservoir engineering. Using case histories, he illustrates practical diagnostic analysis of reservoir performance, covers essentials of transient well test analysis, and presents leading secondary and enhanced oil recovery methods.

Readers will find practical coverage of experience-based procedures for geologic modeling, reservoir characterization, and reservoir simulation. Dr. Ezekwe concludes by presenting a set of simple, practical principles for more effective management of petroleum reservoirs.

With Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Practice readers will learn to

•  Use the general material balance equation for basic reservoir analysis

•  Perform volumetric and graphical calculations of gas or oil reserves

•  Analyze pressure transients tests of normal wells, hydraulically fractured wells, and naturally fractured reservoirs

•  Apply waterflooding, gasflooding, and other secondary recovery methods

•  Screen reservoirs for EOR processes, and implement pilot and field-wide EOR projects.

•  Use practical procedures to build and characterize geologic models, and conduct reservoir simulation

•  Develop reservoir management strategies based on practical principles

Throughout, Dr. Ezekwe combines thorough coverage of analytical calculations and reservoir modeling as powerful tools that can be applied together on most reservoir analyses. Each topic is presented concisely and is supported with copious examples and references. The result is an ideal handbook for practicing  engineers, scientists, and managers—and a complete textbook for petroleum engineering students.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Preface
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Chapter 1. Porosity of Reservoir Rocks
  8. Chapter 2. Permeability and Relative Permeability
  9. Chapter 3. Reservoir Fluid Saturations
  10. Chapter 4. Pressure-Volume-Temperature (PVT) Properties of Reservoir Fluids
  11. Chapter 5. Reservoir Fluid Sampling and PVT Laboratory Measurements
  12. Appendix 5A. Typical Reservoir Fluid Study for a Black Oil Sample
  13. Appendix 5B. Typical Reservoir Fluid Study for a Gas Condensate Sample
  14. Chapter 6. PVT Properties Predictions from Equations of State
  15. Chapter 7. The General Material Balance Equation
  16. Chapter 8. Gas Reservoirs
  17. Appendix 8A. Correlations for Estimating Residual Gas Saturations for Gas Reservoirs under Water Influx*
  18. Appendix 8B. Dimensionless Pressure for Finite and Infinite Aquifers*
  19. Appendix 8C. Dimensionless Pressure for Infinite Aquifers*
  20. Chapter 9. Oil Reservoirs
  21. Chapter 10. Fluid Flow in Petroleum Reservoirs
  22. Appendix 10A. Chart for Exponential Integral
  23. Appendix 10B. Tabulation of pD vs tD for Radial Flow, Infinite Reservoirs with Constant Terminal Rate at Inner Boundary*
  24. Appendix 10C. Tabulation of pD vs tD for Radial Flow, Finite Reservoirs with Closed Outer Boundary and Constant Terminal Rate at Inner Boundary*
  25. Appendix 10D. Tabulation of pD vs tD for Radial Flow, Finite Reservoirs with Constant Pressure Outer Boundary and Constant Terminal Rate at Inner Boundary*
  26. Appendix 10E. Tabulation of QD vs tD for Radial Flow, Infinite Reservoirs with Constant Terminal Pressure at Inner Boundary*
  27. Appendix 10F. Tabulation of QD vs tD for Radial Flow, Finite Reservoirs with Closed Outer Boundary and Constant Terminal Pressure at Inner Boundary*
  28. Chapter 11. Well Test Analysis: Straightline Methods
  29. Chapter 12. Well Test Analysis: Type Curves
  30. Appendix 12A. Characteristic Shapes of Pressure and Pressure-Derivative Curves for Selected Well, Reservoir, and Boundary Models
  31. Appendix 12B. Buildup Test Data for Example 12.1
  32. Appendix 12C. Calculation of Pressure Derivatives
  33. Chapter 13. Well Test Analysis: Hydraulically Fractured Wells and Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
  34. Chapter 14. Well Test Analysis: Deconvolution Concepts
  35. Chapter 15. Immiscible Fluid Displacement
  36. Chapter 16. Secondary Recovery Methods
  37. Chapter 17. Enhanced Oil Recovery
  38. Chapter 18. Geologic Modeling and Reservoir Characterization
  39. Chapter 19. Reservoir Simulation
  40. Chapter 20. Reservoir Management
  41. Index