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ADVANCED RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
Tarek Ahmed, Paul McKinney
Advanced Reservoir Engineering offers the practicing engineer and engineering student a full description, with worked examples, of all of the kinds of reservoir engineering topics that the engineer will use in day-to-day activities. In an industry where there is often a lack of information, this timely volume gives a comprehensive account of the physics of reservoir engineering, a thorough knowledge of which is essential in the petroleum industry for the efficient recovery of hydrocarbons.
Chapter one deals exclusively with the theory and practice of transient flow analysis and offers a brief but thorough hands-on guide to gas and oil well testing. Chapter two documents water influx models and their practical applications in conducting comprehensive field studies, widely used throughout the industry. Later chapters include unconventional gas reservoirs and the classical adaptations of the material balance equation.
1. Well Testing Analysis 1.1 Primary Reservoir Characteristics 1.2 Fluid Flow Equations 1.3 Transient Well Testing 1.4 Type Curves 1.5 Pressure Derivative Method 1.6 Interference and Pulse Tests 1.7 Injection Well Testing 2. Water Influx 2.1 Classification of Aquifers 2.2 Recognition of Natural Water Influx 2.3 Water Influx Models 3. Unconventional Gas Reservoirs 3.1 Vertical Gas Well Performance 3.2 Horizontal Gas Well Performance 3.3 Material Balance Equation for Conventional and Unconventional Gas Reservoirs 3.4 Coalbed Methane “CBM???3.5 Tight Gas Reservoirs 3.6 Gas Hydrates 3.7 Shallow Gas Reservoirs 4. Performance of Oil Reservoirs 4.1 Primary Recovery Mechanisms 4.2 The Material Balance Equation 4.3 Generalized MBE 4.4 The Material Balance as an Equation of a Straight Line 4.5 Tracy’s Form of the MBE 5. Predicting Oil Reservoir Performance 5.1 Phase 1. Reservoir Performance Prediction Methods 5.2 Phase 2. Oil Well Performance 5.3 Phase 3. Relating Reservoir Performance to Time 6. Introduction to Oil Field Economics 6.1 Fundamentals of Economic Equivalence and Evaluation Methods 6.2 Reserves Definitions and Classifications 6.3 Accounting Principles References Index