Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fifth Edition, equips engineers and students with the knowledge required to continue maximizing reservoir assets, especially as more reservoirs become complex, multi-layered, and unconventional in their extraction methods. Building on the solid reputation of the previous edition, this new volume presents critical concepts, such as fluid flow, rock properties, water and gas coning, and relative permeability in a straightforward manner. Water influx calculations, lab tests of reservoir fluids, oil and gas performance calculations, and other essential tools of the trade are also introduced, reflecting on today's operations.
New to this edition is an additional chapter devoted to enhanced oil recovery techniques, including WAG. Critical new advances in areas such as well performance, waterflooding, and an analysis of decline and type curves are also addressed, along with more information on the growing extraction from unconventional reservoirs. Practical and critical for new practicing reservoir engineers and petroleum engineering students, this book remains the authoritative handbook on modern reservoir engineering and its theory and practice.
1. Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Behavior 2. Reservoir-Fluid Properties 3. Laboratory Analysis of Reservoir Fluids 4. Fundamentals of Rock Properties 5. Relative Permeability Concepts 6. Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Flow 7. Oil Well Performance 8. Gas Well Performance 9. Gas and Water Coning 10. Water Influx 11. Oil Recovery Mechanisms and the Material Balance Equation 12. Predicting Oil Reservoir Performance 13. Gas Reservoirs 14. Principles of Waterflooding 15. Vapor-Liquid Phase Equilibria 16. Analysis of Decline and Type Curves 17. Fractured Reservoirs 18. Enhanced Oil Recovery
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