Reservoir Engineering Handbook

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Gulf Professional Publishing, Apr 27, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 1376 pages
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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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Contents

ReservoirFluid Properties
29
Laboratory Analysis of Reservoir Fluids
136
Fundamentals of Rock Properties
189
Relative Permeability Concepts
288
Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Flow
331
Oil Well Performance
484
Gas Well Performance
546
Water Influx
650
Predicting Oil Reservoir Performance
810
Gas Reservoirs
855
Principles of Waterflooding
909
VaporLiquid Phase Equilibria
1096
Analysis of Decline and Type Curves
1235
Appendix
1338
Index
1351
About the Author
1360

Oil Recovery Mechanisms and the Material Balance
733

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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 37 - The equation has the following form: pV = znRT (2-11) where the gas compressibility factor z is a dimensionless quantity and is defined as the ratio of the...
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...

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About the author (2006)

Tarek Ahmed, Ph.D., P.E., is currently Founder of Tarek Ahmed and Associates, Ltd., a consulting firm that specializes in in-house petroleum engineering courses and consulting services worldwide. Prior to that, he was a Reservoir Engineering Advisor for Anadarko, Baker Hughes, and Gaffney, Cline and Associates and was a Professor and head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech of the University of Montana for 22 years. He earned his PhD from University of Oklahoma, his Masters from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a BS from the Faculty of Petroleum in Egypt - all degrees in petroleum engineering. Dr. Ahmed has authored numerous papers and several successful books with Elsevier, including Reservoir Engineering Handbook, 4th Edition.

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