Practical Reservoir Engineering and Characterization by Richard O. Baker, Harvey W. Yarranton, Jerry Jensen

By Richard O. Baker, Harvey W. Yarranton, Jerry Jensen

Practical Reservoir Characterization expertly explains key applied sciences, techniques, tools, and terminology in a fashion that enables readers in various roles to understand the ensuing interpretations and give a contribution to development reservoir characterization versions that enhance source definition and restoration even within the most complicated depositional environments.

It is the proper reference for senior reservoir engineers who are looking to bring up their expertise of the newest in most sensible practices, yet can also be perfect for crew participants who have to higher comprehend their position within the characterization approach. The textual content makes a speciality of simply the main severe components, together with modeling the reservoir unit, predicting good habit, figuring out earlier reservoir functionality, and forecasting destiny reservoir functionality.

The textual content starts off with an summary of the tools required for reading, characterizing, and constructing genuine reservoirs, then explains the several methodologies and the kinds and resources of knowledge required to represent, forecast, and simulate a reservoir.

  • Thoroughly explains the information accumulating tools required to signify, forecast, and simulate a reservoir
  • Provides the basic history required to investigate, signify, and enhance genuine reservoirs within the most complicated depositional environments
  • Presents a step by step process for construction a one, , or 3-dimensional illustration of all reservoir types

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After mapping, the elevation of the fluid contacts and the volumetric reserves are determined. The reservoir is classified according to fluid type, drive mechanism, and architecture. A material balance is performed if sufficient pressure data are available. The material balance and volumetric reserves must also be reconciled. Diagnostics and forecasting: The appropriate analytical models are selected. If appropriate, the reservoir history is reviewed using diagnostic plots. Forecasts are made using decline analysis and the appropriate analytical models.

Shales and evaporites may contain petroleum, but until recently were considered nonproductive. Today, improvements in hydraulic fracturing and multilateral well technology have made shale oil and gas production economically viable. Coal bed methane is another recently developed source of natural gas. The position of many accumulations depends on their position relative to the continental margin. The position of the continental margin is controlled by the rates of sediment deposition and sea level change.

The resulting rock has progressively coarser grains higher in the structure and is termed a coarsening upward sequence. The permeability is higher at the top of the structure than at the bottom. The opposite trend is observed for transgressing shorelines. Directional deposition: Many fluvial deposits are affected by the direction of the river flow during deposition. The long axis of the sand grains tends to align in the direction of flow. This orientation is preserved when the deposit becomes rock.

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