Unconventional Petroleum Geology, Second Edition presents the latest research results of global conventional and unconventional petroleum exploration and production. The first part covers the basics of unconventional petroleum geology, its introduction, concept of unconventional petroleum geology, unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, and the origin and distribution of unconventional oil and gas.
The second part is focused on unconventional petroleum development technologies, including a series of technologies on resource assessment, lab analysis, geophysical interpretation, and drilling and completion. The third and final section features case studies of unconventional hydrocarbon resources, including tight oil and gas, shale oil and gas, coal bed methane, heavy oil, gas hydrates, and oil and gas in volcanic and metamorphic rocks.
- Provides an up-to-date, systematic, and comprehensive overview of all unconventional hydrocarbons
- Reorganizes and updates more than half of the first edition content, including four new chapters
- Includes a glossary on unconventional petroleum types, including tight-sandstone oil and gas, coal-bed gas, shale gas, oil and gas in fissure-cave-type carbonate rocks, in volcanic reservoirs, and in metamorphic rocks, heavy crude oil and natural bitumen, and gas hydrates
- Presents new theories, new methods, new technologies, and new management methods, helping to meet the demands of technology development and production requirements in unconventional plays
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Part I. Basic Knowledge About Unconventional Petroleum Geology 1. Introduction 2. Meaning of Unconventional Petroleum Geology 3. Unconventional Petroleum Reservoirs 4. Unconventional Petroleum Accumulation and Evaluation
Part II. Unconventional Petroleum Techniques 5. Resource Assessment Methods for Unconventional Petroleum 6. Experimental Analysis 7. Geophysical Techniques 8. Well Drilling and Completion Techniques
Part III. Unconventional Petroleum Miscellany 9. Tight Oil and Gas 10. Shale Oil and Gas 11. CBM 12. Heavy Oil and Bitumen 13. Oil Shale 14. Natural Gas Hydrate 15. Other Unconventional Petroleum Resources
President of the research institute of petroleum exploration and development(RIPED)
Professor, the research institute of petroleum exploration and development,CNPC
An expert petroleum geology, Caineng Zou received a doctorate on Mineral Resource Prospecting and Exploration and is now vice-president and chief geologist of the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED) of PetroChina; vice-chairman of China Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry Society and Beijing Petroleum society; deputy-director of the natural gas committee of China Petroleum Society (CPS); group leader of the reservoir division in the petroleum geology committee of CPS and unconventional gas division in the natural gas committee of CPS; a member of the editorial board for Petroleum Exploration and Development, Acta Petrolei Sinica, and Natural Gas Geoscience; a part-time professor in Beijing University. He is also the leader of the national project "Accumulation Law, Key Technologies and Targets' Evaluation of Litho-stratigraphic Petroleum and has been approved to receive the State Council special allowance in China. Dr. Zou has been awarded a National Top Prize for Progress in Science and Technology and ten Provincial or Ministerial Prizes in China. He has published over 90 papers and 5 monographs.