Unconventional Reservoir Rate-Transient Analysis: Volume One, Fundamentals, Analysis Methods and Workflow provides a comprehensive review of RTA methods, helping petroleum engineers and geoscientists understand how to confidently apply RTA to tight reservoirs exhibiting single-phase flow of oil and gas. The book provides practitioners with an overview of the basic concepts used in RTA, including flow-regime identification and application of straight-line analysis, type-curve analysis, and model history-matching approaches that are applicable to low-complexity, tight reservoirs exhibiting single-phase flow of oil and gas. Workflow steps are discussed and illustrated in detail for hydraulically fractured vertical wells and multi-fractured horizontal wells.
Supported by many real-world field examples, this comprehensive resource supplies today's petroleum engineers and geoscientists with an overview of RTA methods as applied to tight reservoirs. A companion text, Unconventional Reservoir Rate-Transient Analysis: Volume Two, Application to Complex Reservoirs, Exploration and Development bridges a critical knowledge gap to help practicing petroleum engineers and geoscientists understand how RTA methods can be adopted and applied to today's unconventional reservoirs.
- Reviews key concepts and analysis methods used in modern rate-transient analysis (RTA) as applied to low-permeability ("tight") oil and gas reservoirs
- Provides a workflow for confident derivation of reservoir/hydraulic fracture properties and hydrocarbon-in-place estimates for wells completed in unconventional reservoirs
- Includes detailed discussions and illustrations of each step of the workflow using field examples
Volume One 1. Introduction to the Concept of RTA, RTA Methods, and the RTA workflow 2. Preparing and Assessing Data for Use in Quantitative RTA 3. Flow Regime Identification 4. Straight-line (Flow-Regime) Analysis Methods 5. Type-Curve Analysis Methods
Volume Two 6. Modification of RTA Methods for Unconventional Reservoirs, Part 1: Coalbed Methane Reservoirs 7. Modification of RTA Methods for Unconventional Reservoirs, Part 2: Shale Gas Reservoirs 8. Modification of RTA Methods for Unconventional Reservoirs, Part 3: Tight and Shale Reservoirs Exhibiting Multi-phase Flow 9. Rate-Transient Analysis as a Tool to Assist with Exploration and Field Development Optimization
Chris Clarkson is currently Professor and AITF Shell/Encana Chair at the Department of Geoscience Adjunct Professor with the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, both at the University of Calgary. He earned his PhD in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and he was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2009-2010. He has authored multiple scientific and engineering papers, and he is Associate Editor for the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology. He received the Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award from AIME and the Alfred Noble Prize from ASCE in 2003.