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Fundamentals of the Petrophysics of Oil and Gas Reservoirs. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2178459
  • Book
  • October 2012
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Written by some of the world's most renowned petroleum and environmental engineers, Fundamentals of the Petrophysics of Oil and Gas Reservoirs is the first book to offer the practicing engineer and engineering student these new cutting-edge techniques for prediction and forecasting in petroleum engineering and environmental management.

In this book, the authors combine a rigorous, yet easy to understand, approach to petrophysics and how it is applied to petroleum and environmental engineering to solve multiple problems that the engineer or geologist faces every day. Useful in the prediction of everything from crude oil composition, pore size distribution in reservoir rocks, groundwater contamination, and other types of forecasting, this approach provides engineers and students alike with a convenient guide to many real-world applications.

Petroleum geologists and engineers must have a working knowledge of petrophysics in order to find oil reservoirs and devise the best plan for getting it out of the ground, before drilling can begin. This book offers the engineer and geologist a fundamental guide for accomplishing these goals, providing much-needed calculations and formulas on fluid flow, rock properties, and many other topics that are encountered every day.

The approach taken in Fundamentals of the Petrophysics of Oil and Gas Reservoirs is unique and has not been addressed until now in book format. Readers now have the ability to review the historic development of relationships and equations to define critical petrophysics attributes, many of which have either never been covered in the literature on petrophysics.

Useful for the veteran engineer or scientist and the student alike, this book is a must-have for any geologist, engineer, or student working in the field of upstream petroleum engineering.

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Preface xi

List of Contributors xvii

Acknowledgement xix

1. Introduction 1

1.1 Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs 1

1.2 Reservoir Lithologies 13

2. Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs 57

2.1 Petrophysical Parameters 57

2.2 Porosity, Void Ratio, and Density 57

2.3 Permeability 66

2.4 Specific Surface Area 79

2.5 Interrelationship Among Prorosity, Permeability, and Specific Surface Area 86

2.6 Wettability - Capillarity 98

2.7 Elastic Properties 118

2.8 Acoustic Properties 123

2.9 Electrical Resistivity 128

2.10 Radioactivity 137

2.11 Chemistry of Waters in Shales versus those in Sandstones 149

3. Seismic Parameters 151

3.1 Introduction 151

3.2 Elastic Properties 152

3.3 Velocity and Rock Properties 154

3.4 Pore Pressure 159

3.5 Seismic Anisotropy 164

A. Historical Review 183

B. Mechanics of Fluid Flow 279

C. Glossary 303

References 347

Bibliography 349

Subject Index 369

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Leonid Buryakovsky
G. V. Chilingar
Herman H. Rieke
Sanghee Shin
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