Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fifth Edition, equips engineers and students with the knowledge they require to continue maximizing reservoir assets, especially as more reservoirs become complex, more multilayered, and unconventional in their extraction method. 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 for this edition is an entire new 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.
- Highlights new content on unconventional reservoir activity, hydraulic fracturing, and a new chapter devoted to modern enhanced oil recovery methods and technologies
- Provides an everyday reference with 'real world' examples to help engineers grasp derivations and equations
- Presents the key fundamentals needed, including new information on rock properties, fluid behavior, and relative permeability concepts
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
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.