Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering Book

Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering

  • Author : Wilson C. Chin, PhD
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-10-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128110973

Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering Excerpt :

Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering, Second Edition, brings together the critical aspects of the industry to create more accurate models and better financial forecasts for oil and gas assets. Updated to cover more practical applications related to intelligent infill drilling, optimized well pattern arrangement, water flooding with modern wells, and multiphase flow, this new edition helps reservoir engineers better lay the mathematical foundations for analytical or semi-analytical methods in today’s more difficult reservoir engineering applications. Authored by a worldwide expert on computational flow modeling, this reference integrates current mathematical methods to aid in understanding more complex well systems and ultimately guides the engineer to choose the most profitable well path. The book delivers a valuable tool that will keep reservoir engineers up-to-speed in this fast-paced sector of the oil and gas market. Stay competitive with new content on unconventional reservoir simulation Get updated with new material on formation testing and flow simulation for complex well systems and paths Apply methods derived from real-world case studies and calculation examples

Reservoir Engineering in Modern Oilfields Book

Reservoir Engineering in Modern Oilfields

  • Author : Wilson C. Chin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119284604

Reservoir Engineering in Modern Oilfields Excerpt :

Real-world reservoirs are layered, heterogeneous and anisotropic, exposed to water and gas drives, faults, barriers and fractures. They are produced by systems of vertical, deviated, horizontal and multilateral wells whose locations, sizes, shapes and topologies are dictated "on the fly, at random"by petroleum engineers and drillers at well sites. Wells may be pressure or rate-constrained, with these roles re-assigned during simulation with older laterals shut-in, newer wells drilled and brought on stream, and so on. And all are subject to steady and transient production, each satisfying different physical and mathematical laws, making reservoir simulation an art difficult to master and introducing numerous barriers to entry. All of these important processes can now be simulated in any order using rapid, stable and accurate computational models developed over two decades. And what if it were further possible to sketch complicated geologies and lithologies, plus equally complex systems of general wells, layer-by-layer using Windows Notepad? And with no prior reservoir simulation experience and only passing exposure to reservoir engineering principles? Have the user press "Simulate," and literally, within minutes, produce complicated field-wide results, production forecasts, and detailed three-dimensional color pressure plots from integrated graphics algorithms? Developed over years of research, this possibility has become reality. The author, an M.I.T. trained scientist who has authored fifteen original research books, over a hundred papers and forty patents, winner of a prestigious British Petroleum Chairman's Innovation Award in reservoir engineering and a record five awards from the United States Department of Energy, has delivered just such a product, making real-time planning at the well-site simple and practical. Workflows developed from experience as a practicing reservoir engineer are incorporated into "intelligent menus" that make in-depth understanding of s

Reservoir Engineering Ebook Collection Book

Reservoir Engineering Ebook Collection

  • Author : Faruk Civan Phd
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Pub
  • Release Date : 2008-07-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 5010
  • ISBN 10 : 1856175642

Reservoir Engineering Ebook Collection Excerpt :

Reservoir Engineering ebook Collection contains 7 of our best-selling titles, providing the ultimate reference for every reservoir engineer's library. Get access to over 5000 pages of reference material, at a fraction of the price of the hard-copy books. This CD contains the complete ebooks of the following 7 titles: Civan, Reservoir Formation Damage 2nd Edition, 9780750677387 FANCHI, Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation 3rd Edition, 9780750679336 Chin, Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering, 9780750675680 Dake, The Practice of Reservoir Engineering, 9780444506719 Ahmed, Reservoir Engineering Handbook 3rd Edition, 9780750679725 Ahmed, Advanced Reservoir Engineering, 9780750677332 Slatt , Stratigraphic reservoir characterization for petroleum geologists, geophysicists and engineers, 9780444528186 *Seven fully searchable titles on one CD providing instant access to the ULTIMATE library of engineering materials for professionals in the petroleum industry *5000 pages of practical and theoretical reservoir engineering information in one portable package. *Incredible value at a fraction of the cost of the print books

Reservoir Simulation and Well Interference Book

Reservoir Simulation and Well Interference

  • Author : Wilson Chin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119283447

Reservoir Simulation and Well Interference Excerpt :

Co-written by a world-renowned petroleum engineer, this breakthrough new volume teaches engineers how to configure, place and produce horizontal and multilateral wells in geologically complicated reservoirs, select optimal well spacings and fracture separations, and how to manage factors influencing well productivity using proven cost-effective and user-friendly simulation methods. Charged in the 1990s with solving some of petroleum engineering's biggest problems that the industry deemed "unsolvable," the authors of this innovative new volume solved those problems, not just using a well-published math model, but one optimized to run rapidly, the first time, every time. This not only provides numerical output, but production curves and color pressure plots automatically. And each in a single hour of desk time. Using their Multisim software that is featured in this volume, secondary school students at the Aldine Independent School District delivered professional quality simulations in a training program funded by some of the largest energy companies in the world. Think what you, as a professional engineer, could do in your daily work. Valuable with or without the software, this volume is the cutting-edge of reservoir engineering today, prefacing each chapter with a "trade journal summary" followed by hands-on details, allowing readers to replicate and extend results for their own applications. This volume covers parent-child, multilateral well, and fracture flow interactions, reservoir flow analysis, many other issues involving fluid flow, fracturing, and many other common "unsolvable" problems that engineers encounter every day. It is a must-have for every engineer's bookshelf.

Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Book

Geothermal Reservoir Engineering

  • Author : Malcomm Grant
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-02-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323152914

Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Excerpt :

Geothermal Reservoir Engineering offers a comprehensive account of geothermal reservoir engineering and a guide to the state-of-the-art technology, with emphasis on practicality. Topics covered include well completion and warm-up, flow testing, and field monitoring and management. A case study of a geothermal well in New Zealand is also presented. Comprised of 10 chapters, this book opens with an overview of geothermal reservoirs and the development of geothermal reservoir engineering as a discipline. The following chapters focus on conceptual models of geothermal fields; simple models that illustrate some of the processes taking place in geothermal reservoirs under exploitation; measurements in a well from spudding-in up to first discharge; and flow measurement. The next chapter provides a case history of one well in the Broadlands Geothermal Field in New Zealand, with particular reference to its drilling, measurement, discharge, and data analysis/interpretation. The changes that have occurred in exploited geothermal fields are also reviewed. The final chapter considers three major problems of geothermal reservoir engineering: rapid entry of external cooler water, or return of reinjected water, in fractured reservoirs; the effects of exploitation on natural discharges; and subsidence. This monograph serves as both a text for students and a manual for working professionals in the field of geothermal reservoir engineering. It will also be of interest to engineers and scientists of other disciplines.

Modern Aerodynamic Methods for Direct and Inverse Applications Book

Modern Aerodynamic Methods for Direct and Inverse Applications

  • Author : Wilson C. Chin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119580867

Modern Aerodynamic Methods for Direct and Inverse Applications Excerpt :

Just when classic subject areas seem understood, the author, a Caltech, M.I.T. and Boeing trained aerodynamicist, raises profound questions over traditional formulations. Can shear flows be rigorously modeled using simpler “potential-like” methods versus Euler equation approaches? Why not solve aerodynamic inverse problems using rapid, direct or forward methods similar to those used to calculate pressures over specified airfoils? Can transonic supercritical flows be solved rigorously without type-differencing methods? How do oscillations affect transonic mean flows, which in turn influence oscillatory effects? Or how do hydrodynamic disturbances stabilize or destabilize mean shear flows? Is there an exact approach to calculating wave drag for modern supersonic aircraft? This new book, by a prolific fluid-dynamicist and mathematician who has published more than twenty research monographs, represents not just another contribution to aerodynamics, but a book that raises serious questions about traditionally accepted approaches and formulations – and provides new methods that solve longstanding problems of importance to the industry. While both conventional and newer ideas are discussed, the presentations are readable and geared to advanced undergraduates with exposure to elementary differential equations and introductory aerodynamics principles. Readers are introduced to fundamental algorithms (with Fortran source code) for basic applications, such as subsonic lifting airfoils, transonic supercritical flows utilizing mixed differencing, models for inviscid shear flow aerodynamics, and so on – models they can extend to include newer effects developed in the second half of the book. Many of the newer methods have appeared over the years in various journals and are now presented with deeper perspective and integration. This book helps readers approach the literature more critically. Rather than simply understanding an approach, for instance, the powerful “type d

Data Analytics in Reservoir Engineering Book

Data Analytics in Reservoir Engineering

  • Author : Sathish Sankaran
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 1613998201

Data Analytics in Reservoir Engineering Excerpt :

Data Analytics in Reservoir Engineering describes the relevance of data analytics for the oil and gas industry, with particular emphasis on reservoir engineering.

The Petroleum System Book

The Petroleum System

  • Author : Geological Survey (U.S.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Geology
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435070288964

The Petroleum System Excerpt :

Investigations about porosity in petroleum reservoir rocks are discussed by Schmoker and Gautier. Pollastro discusses the uses of clay minerals as exploration tools that help to elucidate basin, source-rock, and reservoir history. The status of fission-track analysis, which is useful for determining the thermal and depositional history of deeply buried sedimentary rocks, is outlined by Naeser. The various ways workers have attempted to determine accurate ancient and present-day subsurface temperatures are summarized with numerous references by Barker. Clayton covers three topics: (1) the role of kinetic modeling in petroleum exploration, (2) biological markers as an indicator of depositional environment of source rocks and composition of crude oils, and (3) geochemistry of sulfur in source rocks and petroleum. Anders and Hite evaluate the current status of evaporite deposits as a source for crude oil.

Wave Propagation in Drilling  Well Logging and Reservoir Applications Book

Wave Propagation in Drilling Well Logging and Reservoir Applications

  • Author : Wilson C. Chin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-09-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118925904

Wave Propagation in Drilling Well Logging and Reservoir Applications Excerpt :

Wave propagation is central to all areas of petroleum engineering, e.g., drilling vibrations, MWD mud pulse telemetry, swab-surge, geophysical ray tracing, ocean and current interactions, electromagnetic wave and sonic applications in the borehole, but rarely treated rigorously or described in truly scientific terms, even for a single discipline. Wilson Chin, an MIT and Caltech educated scientist who has consulted internationally, provides an integrated, comprehensive, yet readable exposition covering all of the cited topics, offering insights, algorithms and validated methods never before published. A must on every petroleum engineering bookshelf! In particular, the book: Delivers drillstring vibrations models coupling axial, torsional and lateral motions that predict rate-of-penetration, bit bounce and stick-slip as they depend on rock-bit interaction and bottomhole assembly properties, Explains why catastrophic lateral vibrations at the neutral point cannot be observed from the surface even in vertical wells, but providing a proven method to avoid them, Demonstrates why Fermat's "principle of least time" (used in geophysics) applies to non-dissipative media only, but using the "kinematic wave theory" developed at MIT, derives powerful methods applicable to general attenuative inhomogeneous media, Develops new approaches to mud acoustics and applying them to MWD telemetry modeling and strong transients in modern swab-surge applicagtions, Derives new algorithms for borehole geophysics interpretation, e.g., Rh and Rv in electromagnetic wave and permeability in Stoneley waveform analysis, and Outlines many more applications, e.g., wave loadings on offshore platforms, classical problems in wave propagation, and extensions to modern kinematic wave theory. These disciplines, important to all field-oriented activities, are not treated as finite element applications that are simply gridded, "number-crunched" and displayed, but as scientific disciplines deserving of clear

Energy Research Abstracts Book

Energy Research Abstracts

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994-11
  • Genre: Power resources
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000052606397

Energy Research Abstracts Excerpt :

Modern Borehole Analytics Book

Modern Borehole Analytics

  • Author : Wilson C. Chin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-10-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119284031

Modern Borehole Analytics Excerpt :

Wilson C. Chin has written some of the most important and well-known books in the petroleum industry. These books, whose research was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and several international petroleum corporations, have set very high standards. Many algorithms are used at leading oil service companies to support key drilling and well logging applications. For the first time, the physical models in these publications, founded on rigorous mathematics and numerical methods, are now available to the broader industry: students, petroleum engineers, drillers and faculty researchers. The presentations are written in easy-to-understand language, with few equations, offering simplified explanations of difficult problems and solutions which provide key insights into downhole physical phenomena through detailed tabulations and color graphics displays. Practical applications, such as cuttings transport, pressure control, mudcake integrity, formation effects in unconventional applications, and so on, are addressed in great detail, offering the most practical answers to everyday problems that the engineer encounters. The book does not stop at annular flow. In fact, the important role of mudcake growth and thickness in enabling steady flow in the annulus is considered, as is the role of (low) formation permeability in affecting mud filtration, cake growth, and fluid sealing at the sandface. This is the first publication addressing “the big picture,” a “first” drawn from the author’s related research in multiple disciplines such as drilling rheology, formation testing and reservoir simulation. A must-have for any petroleum engineer, petroleum professional, or student, this book is truly a groundbreaking volume that is sure to set new standards for the industry.

Formation Testing Book

Formation Testing

  • Author : Wilson C. Chin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-03-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119284581

Formation Testing Excerpt :

This third volume in the "Formation Testing" series further develops new methods and processes that are being developed in the oil and gas industry. In the 1990s through 2000s, the author co-developed Halliburton’s commercially successful GeoTapTM real-time LWD/MWD method for formation testing, and also a parallel method used by China Oilfield Services, which enabled the use of data taken at early times, in low mobility and large flowline volume environments, to support the important estimation of mobility, compressibility and pore pressure, which are necessary for flow economics and fluid contact boundaries analyses (this work was later extended through two Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research awards). While extremely significant, the effect of high pressures in the borehole could not be fully accounted for – the formation tester measures a combination of reservoir and mud pressure and cannot ascertain how much is attributed to unimportant borehole effects. The usual approach is "simply wait" until the effects dissipate, which may require hours – which imply high drilling and logging costs, plus increased risks in safety and tool loss. The author has now modeled this "supercharge" effect and developed a powerful mathematical algorithm that fully accounts to mud interations. In short, accurate predictions for mobility, compressibility and pore pressure can now be undertaken immediately after an interval is drilled without waiting. This groundbreaking new work is a must-have for any petroleum, reservoir, or mud engineer working in the industry, solving day-to-day problems that he or she encounters in the field.

Measurement While Drilling Book

Measurement While Drilling

  • Author : Wilson C. Chin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-07-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119479321

Measurement While Drilling Excerpt :

Trade magazines and review articles describe MWD in casual terms, e.g., positive versus negative pulsers, continuous wave systems, drilling channel noise and attenuation, in very simple terms absent of technical rigor. However, few truly scientific discussions are available on existing methods, let alone the advances necessary for high-data-rate telemetry. Without a strong foundation building on solid acoustic principles, rigorous mathematics, and of course, fast, inexpensive and efficient testing of mechanical designs, low data rates will impose unacceptable quality issues to real-time formation evaluation for years to come. This all-new revised second edition of an instant classic promises to change all of this. The lead author and M.I.T.-educated scientist, Wilson Chin, has written the only book available that develops mud pulse telemetry from first principles, adapting sound acoustic principles to rigorous signal processing and efficient wind tunnel testing. In fact, the methods and telemetry principles developed in the book were recently adopted by one of the world's largest industrial corporations in its mission to redefine the face of MWD. The entire engineering history for continuous wave telemetry is covered: anecdotal stories and their fallacies, original hardware problems and their solutions, different noise mechanisms and their signal processing solutions, apparent paradoxes encountered in field tests and simple explanations to complicated questions, and so on, are discussed in complete "tell all" detail for students, research professors and professional engineers alike. These include signal processing algorithms, signal enhancement methods, and highly efficient "short" and "long wind tunnel" test methods, whose results can be dynamically re-scaled to real muds flowing at any speed. A must read for all petroleum engineering professionals!