Tight Oil Reservoirs: Characterization, Modeling, and Field Development, the latest release in the Unconventional Reservoir Engineering Series, delivers a full spectrum of reservoir engineering guidelines so that the engineer can focus on every stage of development specific to tight oil. Covering characterization, micro- and nano-scale modeling, drilling horizontally, completing hydraulic fracturing, and field development, each section includes case studies, practice exercises, and future references for even deeper understanding. Rounding out with coverage on field economics and remaining challenges, this book puts control in the engineer's hands.
In this ongoing series, each release will discuss the latest resources, explain their importance in the market, show the benefits of the resource through the latest research, provide details and protocols on how to evaluate and develop the resource, and give case studies and practice questions to gain practicality.
- Supports the petroleum engineer with a structured table of contents focused on one unconventional resource, making research and solutions easier to find
- Covers the full spectrum of reservoir engineering, including modern research, development and field development
- Applies practicality with case studies, exercises and references included in every chapter
1. Introduction 2. Classification of Tight Oil Reservoirs 3. Geology of Tight Oil Reservoirs 4. Characterization of Tight Oil Reservoirs 5. Formation Evaluation of Tight Oil Reservoirs 6. Modeling of Tight Oil Reservoirs 7. Drilling and Completion of Tight Oil Reservoirs 8. Field Development of Tight Oil Reservoirs 9. Field Economics of Tight Oil Reservoirs 10. Remaining Challenges with Tight Oil Reservoirs
Hadi Belhaj is currently Associate Professor in Petroleum Engineering at The Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His research is in stimulation of unconventional reservoirs and characterization and modeling of fractured reservoirs. He is an SPE Student Chapter Advisor. Previously, he worked for Texas Tech University, Smart International as a Senior Reservoir Engineering Consultant, and a Researcher at Dalhousie University. Dr. Belhaj has presented over 50 seminars and was awarded the SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement for Petroleum Engineering Faculty Award in 2013. He is active on many journals as technical editor and an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Association of Professional Engineers of Libya, and Libyan Society of Earth Science. Dr. Belhaj earned a B.Sc. in petroleum engineering from the University of Tripoli, a M.Sc in petroleum engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, and a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Dalhousie University.