Reservoir Engineering Handbook
Gulf Professional Publishing, Apr 27, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 1376 pages
Reservoir engineering is the design and evaluation of field development and exploitation processes and programs. This topic encompasses the field of geology, drilling and completion, production engineering and reserves and evaluation.
This book details essential information as well as insight and is a comprehensive up-to-date reference tool for the reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers and engineering students alike. Acting as a guide to predicting oil reservoir performance this edition analyses through the analysis of oil recovery mechanisms and performance calculations, and spells out the fundamentals of reservoir engineering and their application through a comprehensive field study. Several examples from a wide variety of applications demonstrate the performance of processes under forceful conditions. Key relationships among the different operating variables are also thoroughly described.
* New chapters on decline and type curve analysis as well as reservoir simulation
* Updated material including the liquid volatility parameter, commonly designated Rv
* Provides a guide to predicting oil reservoir performance through the analysis of oil recovery mechanisms and performance calculation
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Predicting Oil Reservoir Performance
Principles of Waterflooding
VaporLiquid Phase Equilibria
Analysis of Decline and Type Curves
About the Author
Oil Recovery Mechanisms and the Material Balance
API gravity applying Equation aquifer average reservoir pressure bbl/STB breakthrough bubble-point pressure Calculate capillary pressure coefficient compressibility compressibility factor coning connate water constant correlation crude oil cumulative gas cumulative oil cumulative water curve defined density determine diffusivity equation dimensionless drainage Example expressed formation volume factor gas cap gas flow rate gas formation volume gas reservoirs gas saturation gas solubility gas-oil ratio horizontal hydrocarbon liquid material balance method oil flow rate oil formation volume oil reservoir oil saturation parameters Petroleum phase plot pore volume porosity pressure decline pressure drop production properties psia radius real gas relationship relative permeability Reservoir Engineering reservoir fluid rock scf/STB shown in Figure Solution Step specific gravity STB/day straight line temperature tion values versus viscosity volumetric water influx water saturation wellbore z-factor
Page 34 - Equation 2-3 : ____ (2_8) m pMa p where v = specific volume, ft3/lb pg = gas density, lb/ft3 Specific Gravity The specific gravity is defined as the ratio of the gas density to that of the air. Both densities are measured or expressed at the same pressure and temperature. Commonly, the standard pressure...
Page 69 - N., and H..S) should be made if they are present in concentrations greater than 5 mol per cent. As mentioned previously, if the compositions of the gas phase are available, the calculated pseudocriticals are recommended over this procedure. 2. Divide the known pressure (psia) by the pseudocritical pressure to obtain the pseudoreduced pressure. In like manner, divide the known temperature...